The homeowners came to us wanting help updating their kitchen and making it more functional. My first impression of the kitchen was how underutilized the space was, it had very little counter area or cabinets yet it was a good sized room. Space planning this kitchen was tons of fun, we closed up the side door and added a sliding glass door leading to the back yard to open up the space and let in more light. Moving the basement door into the living room made room for more counter top and a pantry. We jokingly separated the space into the business side and party side. The business side incorporated the stove, sink and fridge, tall wall cabinets for all of the table top items, a pantry for dry goods and to house the microwave out of site. The party side with a large counter perfect for a pop-up cocktail bar and the generous bench seating offers a place to hang out and chat.