The primary goal for this project was to create a larger, more usable kitchen open to a new family room. The existing kitchen and dining area was constrained by a small footprint and lacked a connection to the living room. The existing kitchen and dining rooms are combined into one large dining room open to the new kitchen and the existing living room. The existing stair to the basement was only accessible through the garage and is now accessible from the family room, giving direct access to the basement without having to go outside. A half-bath was also added for convenience. The owner is an expert cabinet-maker and wood-worker, so built-in cabinets abound to showcase his work.