A former galley kitchen opens up to modernity while keeping it's classic charm.

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Nestled in the rear of a turn of the century Craftsman, this former galley kitchen was typical for the times, cramped and awkward.

The hard part for our team was how to improve the kitchen work flow, without expanding the footprint. Instead of focusing just on storage, every square foot of the kitchen was designed around cooking. Slide out drawers to keep seasonings nearby. A wheeled kitchen island which also serves as wine rack and cook book storage.  A dedicated coffee station, freeing up counter space for food preparation.

While many are turning to the open floor plan, one has to wonder if it is the only choice, and if all classic home floor plans need such dramatic reworking to accommodate enthusiastic cooks with modern tastes.