The owners came to us with the desire to open up the kitchen, make it larger and better laid out, and to take advantage of the views to the west. We proposed a small addition that would shift the kitchen south alongside the dining room. This allowed the kitchen to share the view without compromising the view from the dining room. We enlarged the dining room, allowing space for casual family gatherings near an existing fireplace. The space of the previous kitchen is now a pantry and a closet containing media equipment and a home office behind a sliding frosted glass door. We also rearranged the entry sequence to the house, forging a better connection between the dining room and the living room and incorporating a mini-mudroom-type closet.
Fine Home Building, Kitchen and Bath issueWinter 2016 #263, "A Kitchen Connected
", by Howard Miller, pp. 38-41