This home underwent a complete transformation when a wall between the kitchen and dining area was removed, both enlarging the kitchen and connecting it to the living room and entry. At the same time, an adjacent wall to the family room was significantly reduced, creating one large and unified space with lots of movement and updated function for this growing family. A sleek and functional island with seating and wine refrigerator serves as the central point of the kitchen. Cabinets were extended along the wall into the newly expanded room, along with an upsized refrigerator and range, and a streamlined chimney hood. The pony wall in the former dining room had previously served as a homework and creative center for the couple’s 10 year old son. A pair of built-in desks with functional drawers now occupy the pony wall and are accented by natural wood shelves and updated task lighting. The living room side of the pony wall features elegant cabinet storage, both connecting yet separating the two spaces. Note the simple subway tile backsplash in the desk area, a compliment to the gray and white herringbone along the stove and sink walls. Natural wood floating shelves are repeated on either side of the farmhouse sink, as well coordinating lighting fixtures. In the adjacent family room, a dated fireplace wall was transformed into a simple yet stunning focal point.