We had a problem to solve: How to open up the living space while leaving some walls for privacy. Our clients had a huge brick fireplace and hearth separating a family room and living room, and a small kitchen with an enclosed dining room to the left of the front door. We took out the fireplace and entryway pony wall, enlarged the kitchen and opened it up to a new dining room that flows into the family room, and eliminated the living room. The result? A remodeled kitchen with lots of space, white cabinets with a large, contrasting dark wood island. A mixture of Caesarstone and Cambria countertops and elegant white pendant lights tie the room together. Opening onto a dining room, and flowing around the corner to the family room, it checked all the boxes on the client’s remodel wishlist!