Today’s style of living calls for rooms to be open and connected. Older kitchens often suffer from narrow doorways and are isolated from family and guests. This was true for these North Raleigh homeowners who called Wood Wise to help make their home more open and inviting. WW designer Kathy Walker developed several options for them to consider. The winning layout involved widening the doorway from the foyer/dining room and removing the partial wall to the family room. The new large island has the cooktop and seating for the family. Freshly updated and open, this home is ready for today’s style of living.