Great, Great Room
The Newbores contacted Keyser Construction before the ink had dried on the purchase agreement for their new home.
The kitchen was open on one side to a small dining area but they wanted to remove the wall on the other side to create a great room that would allow for a second seating area within view of the cook. The kitchen layout itself was appropriate with quality finishes but it would need to be matched and extended with minor updating.
In a quirk of fate, Keyser was the contractor involved in the original remodel and so was able to bring back the same custom cabinet maker to make the necessary changes. After the wall was removed, wall cabinets between the two rooms were taken down and then the cabinets below were doubled in depth on one side to create a large serving peninsula. The other side was deepened to create bar seating at counter top height.
Electrical changes, primarily to relocate pendants and extend can lighting, brought the three spaces together into one space where those in the kitchen are able to be part of the activity happening on both sides.