Our historic home had an outdated, very yellow kitchen. To create counter space and large peninsula we removed the wall between the dining room and kitchen. Our designer Julia helped refine and unify my original design. On one side of the peninsula is my entire cooking area: tray cabinet, prep sink, large pot drawers, range, and pull-out spice rack. On the other: 1 full-depth cabinet and 3 wall-depth cabinets that allow for a sitting area. Now we have style, utility, and ample counter space.