My kitchen cabinets were 25 years old. I did some updating years back but it was still dark and dated. We decided to take down the wall between the kitchen and dining room, added an island, a window seat and a nook for our dog bowls. No more spilling the water bowl! Our new kitchen is bright, extremely functional and open for lots of entertaining. Special thanks to Stephanie our designer. Especially her patience in dealing with all my changes.