The removal of heavy columns and a wall made the kitchen open and accessible to the adjacent rooms, and visible from the front door. To be a modern space, we lightened and brightened the room with new cabinetry, counter tops, appliances, flooring, paint, larger windows, new electrical, and lighting. To stay open, functional, and stylish, two separate islands were added to the room, one for serving large family meals and the other for clean up. Specialty spice storage inserts and pull-outs were specifically created for the design and two double pull outs for trash and recycling were added. Also, stacked cabinetry with glass displays on top took advantage of the 14-foot ceilings.