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A Family Kitchen Furnished for Cooks

November 24, 2014
Luxury and style reach a whole new level when a retired couple decides to upgrade an ordinary kitchen into a gourmet, kid-friendly retreat.
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A Place to Retire

When Bill and Gloria Hayes purchased their lakeside home after retirement they loved everything about the open floor plan except for the boring, builder grade kitchen.

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Dysfunctional Beginnings

With an island that was disproportionally small for the size of the kitchen, the layout was completely dysfunctional. "There was no easy fix - only drastic measures," Gloria says.

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A More Efficient Layout

With room for four grandkids and two cooks, the new kitchen layout works efficiently and is beautiful."I love the idea of having a kitchen where everyone can gather and hang out," says Gloria.

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An Eating Area for Everyone

Incorporating the eating area into the kitchen island eliminates the need for a separate kitchen table. The unusual shape compensates for misaligned window placement.

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