This kitchen had been renovated previously, and although quality appliances and cabinets were used, the new owners were not happy with the overall layout and style. Valuable space was being occupied by a large butlerís pantry, leaving the actual kitchen area cramped. There were several built-in cabinets and closets that crowded the space and blocked views from adjacent rooms. We opened up the kitchen area to the family room and incorporated the butlerís pantry space in order to create an open and comfortable kitchen. We centered the cook top and vent hood between two new windows, creating a wonderful focus from adjacent rooms. The glass tile backsplash and pot filler faucet are unique touches to the cooking area. A large center island was designed to provide valuable base cabinet storage and countertop surface, as well as a wonderful place to gather or eat without being in the way of the cook. The pantry cabinet and pullout upper cabinets on either side of the vent hood are just two examples of the efficient design of the cabinetry that consistently maximizes storage space. The bar area with a wine cooler below and glass-front cabinets above, and the cookbook/mail cabinet are integrals parts of the space, but are placed in such a way as not to interfere with the main work triangle of the kitchen. The overall result of this renovation is a beautiful, spacious and wonderfully functional kitchen that reflects the clientsí taste and improves the feeling and character of the entire first floor.