Before: The 1964 galley-style kitchen served as both cooking area and passageway from the living room to the dining room. The original kitchen was too small even for the previous owners—they built a tower in the dining room to hold the oven and microwave, as seen in the left forefront. This was the full kitchen.
After: We now call this area the "butler's pantry." Recessed canister lights on dimmers and a 10-foot track of low-voltage halogens illuminate the area, along with undercabinet lights. Note that the passageway to the living room in rear is totally opened up; walls and doorways were removed. Just beyond the tall cabinets on the left is the walk-in utility closet, with a recessed bi-fold door to leave room for pet dishes.
After: The butler's pantry, as seen from the opposite direction (the living room). The cooktop end of the peninsula in the main kitchen appears in the rear, with a new window behind it.
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