Most of the kitchen, including an adjacent pantry and breakfast area, was gutted for maximum space-planning. Brad was able to reuse an existing wall of cabinetry—he appreciated its scalloped niches and Shaker-style doors—and adapted the wall’s middle doors to conceal a refrigerator and pantry. Custom cabinets in the rest of the kitchen are slightly oversize while still having a cottage feel. “One trick of mine is to make upper cabinets 2 to 3 inches deeper than standard cabinets to allow bigger items such as platters to fit,” says Brad. For lower cabinetry, Wendy requested drawers rather than doors to make items easier to reach.