The kitchen was reworked to allow for a big island with seating, centered on the new wide opening to the dining room. That opening matches the passageways between the foyer, living and dining rooms so the circulation and views through the home is open and easy.
The back entrance addition gave an opportunity for a new entertaining porch that provides effortless access to the back yard. The new french doors also expand sunshine into the living room in the center of the house.
The house retains its original feel while accommodating an expanded, open floor plan. Better circulation between the rooms and the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces is in keeping with the Craftsman philosophy.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: