Before the assistance of Desmone Architects, the house contained an outdated kitchen, old appliances that, a non-functional room, and an enclosed study. By removing two existing walls, the house was given an open layout, which allows the room to be larger and more livable. The owner wanted to keep the traditional style of the house, so to keep the sense and appearance of a traditional house, the appliances were designed and paneled in such a way. The central island has four posts on the corners of it so that it could hide the structural column and help maintain the open floor concept that the owners wanted. There is a cofferred ceiling throughout the kitchen area and it creates a nice balance with the hardwood floors below it. The renovations made to the kitchen brought in a new design and structure to the kitchen, while allowing for the original traditional style to still be present in the house.