As a finishing touch, a clever fabric awning accents the window above the sink. "To reinforce the European feel, we added the awning. This gives the space dimension. It also provides the wonderful ambience of a sidewalk cafe," says Jennifer.
Diane and Jennifer also removed the bulky kitchen island and replaced it with a table and chairs that were in storage (see page 136). It's the perfect place for quick breakfasts, snacks, and casual meals. What's more, the top serves as a work surface when needed for food prep.