This O’Fallon, MO kitchen has a classic plan you have probably seen at a friend’s house, if not your own. The inherent problem in these plans, is traffic flow. We made several modifications to the frame structures to eliminate 90 degree turns throughout the room. The old dry bar came out, 22 inch deep pantry was removed, and HVAC duct was moved. In order to seat 8 people and make cooking times conversational, we created a paisley shaped island with a downdraft cooktop. The original refrigerator position became a tiled tower with cabinet and appliances. Our new refrigerator position allows “guests” to reach for their needs without pushing past the chef. This kitchen was the first to feature a new line of tile from Italy. Look for the glossy accent pieces mixed in with the matte finished field. This is the first time we’ve ever created a 3 piece art deco crown molding of the vertical oriented type you see pictured. The porcelain floor was set by Barrale Brothers according to our custom arrangement.