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Evanston Kitchen-family Room

This new combined kitchen-breakfast-family room was designed to replace a small, narrow galley-style kitchen at the rear of a home in north-west Evanston, Illinois. We were originally retained by the previous owners to enlarge the kitchen and add a family room. Before that project was built, they moved to a much larger large home they had inherited. The new owners abandoned the original project in favor of a kitchen-breakfast-family room and a master bedroom and bath above.

The original kitchen had been separated from the rear yard by a screened sitting area set under a portion of the overhanging 2nd floor that reduced daylight and prevented year-round use of the space. The screened area was removed and the existing kitchen was expanded to provide larger food preparation and storage areas, a seating counter and a breakfast-family room that now opens directly onto the rear yard and patio.