This house has an interesting past. Originally a neighborhood corner store, it was later converted to a residential home. Prior to its purchase by the current owners, it had been remodeled and expanded many times over the years. Unfortunately, some of the previous upgrades were not done very well and our clients needed to fix it which is what prompted this project. Design-wise, the kitchen was cut off from the rest of the open floor plan with a peninsula with upper cabinets which made it closed in and cramped. The finishes were outdated and did not fit the client’s aesthetic. The new kitchen design opened the space and connected it to the rest of the house by replacing the peninsula and cabinets above with an island that improved traffic flow. We eliminated a dropped ceiling and soffits which created a seamless ceiling height throughout the main floor. We moved appliance locations to maximize the cabinets and countertops and make using them easier. We also rebuilt the floor structure at the kitchen/dining area to fix the poor construction from the past. All the flooring on the main floor was replaced as well which ties everything together. Once the project was complete the client commented that we captured her personality perfectly. “Every time I look at the space, I think, this is me”.