The original kitchen had five doorways and one large window. We began the kitchen remodel by removing two walls, which allowed natural light to flow from room to room. Doing so required recessing a beam into the attic before demolishing the wall between the two rooms; the second wall did not require structural changes. Once the walls were removed, the decision was then made to “flip” the rooms, as it was impossible to create a workable floorplan any other way in this historic Creve Coeur, MO home.
What was once the kitchen was remodeled to become the dining area. And the remaining walls in what was originally the dining room allowed us to create a smoother traffic pattern and gave us the area we needed for appliances and cabinetry. The user-friendly kitchen layout fits perfectly in the original dining room and flows nicely into the new one, as well as into the front playroom/living room. A less formal dining area translates to a more family-oriented open space, perfect for keeping an eye on young children while cooking.