Putting their heads together with CliqStudios designer Andrew Presley, they began brainstorming ideas to reconfigure the space. To make up for the lost dining room, they would incorporate more seating by the kitchen island. Debra envisioned farmhouse sink in her new island; the old sink would become a dedicated beverage bar.
But several questions were raised: Where would the appliances go? Was there a way to arrange the cabinets so they were more symmetrical? Would they have to re-do the window that went lower than their countertops?
They came to the right person for kitchen design ideas. Andrew started with the first issue: arranging the appliances. He started out by placing the cooktop at the far end of the room and looked at different configurations for the refrigerator.
“I wanted the appliances relatively close together to make for a compact and efficient working space,” he said. “We played with a lot of different choices for the refrigerator and ended up putting it where it could be close to the sink and the range.”