By removing 2 walls that separated the kitchen and dining room from the family room, we created a large great room and transformed the look of this home built in the late 1970s. Asbestos and lead remediation were needed on the project, so the homeowner worked with a company to have all necessary areas properly treated. The new kitchen layout includes a large pantry cabinet, with rollout trays, for ample storage. The new island is large enough for barstool seating and prep space at the same time. Stainless steel appliances and gray countertops and backsplash pop against the white shaker cabinets. The homeowner was looking for a modern but not sterile updated kitchen and living space. New sliding glass doors and windows were installed to make the home more energy efficient and provide a better sound barrier.