A contemporary home in the woods had only a small eat in kitchen – while this family needed to host large gatherings. The answer here was to expand the footprint – even creating a laundry room on the second floor over the kitchen. The old kitchen is now the dining room. The English cottage kitchen is new space with an old field. We even snuck a recycle center trap door into the backsplash, accessed from the attached garage. Flow, light and symmetry returned to allow groups of 15 or 20 to comfortably gather often.