Architect Jerri Holan completely transformed the nine-foot-square kitchen in her 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow in Albany (California). It was originally dark, dreary, and cramped, but after she removed doors, opened up a wall, scaled down and rearranged appliances, and changed windows...
...the result is a light and airy space that feels bigger, although the footprint remains the same.
• See Kelly Beamon's story (and more photos) here: Small Kitchen Before and After - This Old House
Images: David Penton