Personal touches and enhanced storage features transformed a poorly planned and needlessly divided room into a beautiful kitchen enjoyed by family and friends. The requirements were to design a warm, inviting space that would give their active family a central gathering place, and also provide room to entertain friends. The refrigerator was relocated and a long plumbing wall was removed to open the room into a larger more attractive space. A large island with seating coupled with a wine reserve, warming drawer, multifunctional ovens and pantry storage make meal preparation and entertaining easier and more enjoyable. The lighted cubicles for the client’s Murano vase collection and the carved stone fireplace surround complete this elegant traditional transformation.