This typical 1970-80’s peninsula kitchen provided a tight working area stuffed into the “U”. The kitchen table and the adjacent peninsula were used mostly as the family depository for “stuff”. Short oak “builder grade” cabinets with large soffits left limited storage in a generous kitchen. Two tiny pantry closets wrapped around the corner and out of the main kitchen.
We redesigned the space with a large open “L” shaped work area, and a long island with seating for the whole family now occupies the previously wasted center of the room. The island added large drawers and door cabinets plus creating a generous buffet area for entertaining opposite the family room. The back wall now features a double oven, an efficient pantry cabinet, the refrigerator, and a coffee bar. The remaining space around the corner is home to a niche outfitted as a charging station and drop zone for “stuff” before it enters the kitchen.