Our homeowners had purchased a home in need of updating and were ready to tackle a main level remodel. They were looking for an open floor plan for their busy family to gather. The formal dining area was removed to allow for a desk and large pantry off the kitchen. The previously U shaped kitchen layout was rearranged so that a long island could be incorporated. The floor in the great room was raised, a fireplace and beams were added to create a more cozy feeling.