Marc and Jane's Kitchen
Marc and Jane decided to blast through dining room wall to capture south sun and open rooms to one another.  We also incorporated space from original back porch into new plan. View from dining room shows new French doors, deck and pergola. This back entry replaces one from porch into kitchen. A couple doors were also relocated to improve layout for cabinets and appliances.
Most kitchens from the period 1900-1950 seem to us too small and isolated.  It is unusual to find one today that has not been remodeled at least once. Design challenges continue to be finding best use of space, circulation and flow, opening spaces to one another and providing garden access.  Here, wall between dining room and kitchen was removed, and a porch was absorbed into new kitchen.  New back door and deck open from dining room.
Photos by David Whelan