Many Craftsman-era homes in Pittsburgh have a single, wide living room that extends across the front of the house, with a dining room and corner kitchen across the back of the house. This home is organized along those lines, although a previous kitchen remodel opened the corner kitchen to the dining room. With a cramped kitchen layout, awkward refrigerator placement, and angled floor transition, the results were less than satisfying.
Therefore, we decided to take full advantage of the back of the house – by creating a single room. We accomplished this by relocating the heart of the kitchen to the underused dining room. The new homeowners gained a large eat-in kitchen with a fuller connection to the back yard.