We were asked to weave an updated motif into the traditional aesthetic of the kitchen at this nearly 100-year-old home – a bit of a departure for us design-wise, but a challenge we embraced. The homeowners love to cook together and often invite their dinner guests into the kitchen to prepare favorite dishes, too. So the kitchen had to work well for one or many chefs. Two work stations each with its own cooking equipment and sink, and a couple of “perch points” for friends to gather and commiserate would make this kitchen work very well. Tall storage at a former back porch, and plenty of open shelves for cookbooks keeps recipes and ingredients handy for these chefs. A chimney was wrapped with tile and a message board, shallow storage was recessed into a wall for glassware storage, and hands-free technology was added to the trash-recycling center for even more convenience.