This home had unique challenges.
In the before pictures you can see that kitchen was small, congested, and dated.
The family room had a dated fireplace and also room looked small.
Customer wanted to remodel so that his home looked modern, open, and with fresh colors.
To make the home open we proposed:
1) Raising the kitchen ceiling, moving the pocket door from the current location into a new location in the back.
2) Moving the pocket door from front of the kitchen to the back providing access to the dining room.