But their kitchen was dark and didn't connect to the rest of the house
but, there was still a wall between them
you walked to the right, past the fridge
when the famly entertained, everyone ended up in that cramped kitchen
were separated from each other
The dining room was moved to where the rarely used formal living room had been, and everything was open from end to end
there is room to enjoy the aromas, the conversation and the company.
the original dining room wall was taken down
but if the family wants a more intimate feel, the repurposed-wood barn doors can be closed.
there are now two-steps down to the family room.
you can see how it is now cointinuous with the kitchen and how much natural light flows in.