Reconfigure, rework, renew!
The backyard of this home looks on to a forested city park but it was only visible through a small window at the kitchen sink. The kitchen also felt cut off from the rest of the house.
Space was added to the kitchen by bumping out the exterior wall under the existing roof overhang and removing the seldom used steps to the attic. (A pull down stair to the attic was added in the hallway.)
Plenty of counter space and an island allow for help with food prep during large family gatherings.
Three large windows were added to match the ones in the dining room and a raised gas fireplace in the corner makes this a warm and inviting spot.