The homeowners primary objective was to give their kitchen an updated look. Like so many homes in Woodbury, this multi-level split was built in the early 1990’s when golden oak wood throughout the house was popular. In working through the design & scope-of-work phase, we discovered that the house needed more than just an aesthetic update….function and flow were also a problem throughout the main level. The rooms were disproportionately sized and not utilized to their full potential. The sunken family room was too large for a comfortable furniture arrangement, the dinette was too crowded for a standard size table with proper access to the patio door and the kitchen felt very dark and lacked proper storage. The kitchen/dinette and sunken family room was divided by bookcases and columns, which hindered the traffic flow throughout the space and created awkward niches to fill. The formal living room was not used at all prior to the renovation. This was a typical 90’s layout in a multi-level split floor plan.