Located in Cherry Hills Village, CO - the homeowners, a working couple with two young kids, were intent on opening up the footprint of the kitchen and modernizing the home throughout. A larger window was installed on the south facing exterior wall, and the old covered porch was removed, allowing for much more sunlight. The flooring was changed to wood throughout the main level. The new kitchen includes an island with seating for four, new appliances, lighting, granite, etc. and a very family-friendly footprint. The most dramatic improvement came from removing the wall cabinets that were suspended from the ceiling at the East end of the kitchen. Before, they cut off the kitchen from the rest of the home...After removal of these cabinets, the island was extended to over 10 feet long, allowing for a much larger prep space, and an additional sink for prepping meals.