Our 1969 kitchen was boxy, dark, and completely outdated. It was difficult to access pots and pans in our corner cabinet that I would crawl on my hands and knees with a flashlight to find what I needed. We removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and adding a peninsula; opening the wall between the kitchen and family room; moving glass doors to the family room to provide a wall for the sink, a window, and stove. Our granite island is a functional showpiece for family dinners and entertaining. Thanks to Sammi for helping us to develop the most efficient, economic design.