A common complaint from our clients about their old kitchens is that they’re isolated, so you end up with a lonely cook, or too many people in the kitchen visiting when the cooking needs to be done. The solution is simple—knock out some wall and create a living space which is integrated with the adjacent rooms, making the kitchen the center—or “heart”—of the home.
We recently completed a project where we did just that. To the left is the before picture of the wall we removed. Removing the wall opened the view to the finished kitchen, above. Looking from the kitchen into the living room, below, you can also see how the new, dramatic fireplace becomes integrated with the color scheme of the kitchen, creating one large, inviting gathering place.