This kitchen before and after is a little different from our usual fare because it doesn't involve a change in style: it involves a change in function. Blaise, Kristin, and their three kids had just made the move from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Their new home was almost twice as big as their previous one, but the kitchen, they found, was prohibitively small. They loved the way it looked, but they didn't love storing kitchen basics in the basement and pots and pans in the oven. And, according to Blaise, "countertop space was a joke."