What is behind door #1?
Though it may be hard to spot, there was a lot of layout rework to make this a functional space for the family. A corner pantry replaces the entrance from the garage, which was always a pinch point. Relocating the door from the garage gave us room to create an actual mudroom for this family of four.
Left: Relocating the garage door and co-opting some closet space allowed us to create this mudroom space.
Above: Additional storage in this extra deep island ensures everything has a home.
Above: A formerly walled off room is now an integrated space thanks to a little demo. Now no cook need be lonely in this kitchen.