We just completed a gorgeous to-the-studs kitchen renovation. The clients had several complaints about their old kitchen including lack of light, a cramped feeling, and an uninviting space for social gatherings. The cabinetry, appliances, counters and other accessories also all needed to be replaced. We did several things here to address all of these issues:
1) The addition of pot lights washes the entire room in light.
2) We were able to completely remove the wall that cut off the kitchen from the hallway, dramatically opening up the space.
3) The addition of a center island instead of a small peninsula provides an ideal spot for guests and family to gather.