Of a modest size to begin with, the kitchen was made to feel even more closed in by a wall and a peninsula of cabinets that ran between the kitchen proper and the eating nook. Inadequate storage, poorly placed appliances and a cooktop on a too small island didn't function on a daily basis, much less for a big family gathering.
A small window over the kitchen sink diminished the view out to the lovely back yard, while the white tile countertops and country oak cabinets no longer reflected the owner's style. The only thing they wanted left standing was the refrigerator. We moved it to the dining room and got busy.
Twelve weeks after we started, gazing upon this magnificent kitchen, we all gave a big, delicious sigh of delight. They were thrilled; we were tired, and we heard later that Thanksgiving was a roaring success.
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