When the client came to us, they were looking for a way to make their cramped kitchen space more useable and brighter. Our team at PCCG decided that the best way to accomplish this was to remove the pantry and coat closets that encroached into the kitchen space, and to move the wall between the sitting room and kitchen. Essentially we traded space from under the stairs, and transferred much-needed square footage from the unused sitting room, into the kitchen. These changes resulted in enough space for the addition of a kitchen island with seating, and a furniture-like pantry with pullouts and full utility. The owners have remarked that they love the smaller sitting room, and consider it one of their favorite spaces to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and quiet space.