The kitchen before was dark and dated. The layout was restricting and did not allow for more than one cook to work in the space at the same time. By removing the stove wall, the dining room and kitchen became one and allowed for a large island for the family to gather around. Now, there is a clear sight line from the dining room to the family’s stunning backyard. Built-in appliances were used for a clean, contemporary look. Textured back-splash tiles were used to add dimension to the space.