Defying all expectations for a room full of white and peach, Bernice's kitchen was dark and dungeony. Old appliances and odd angles made the space difficult to use, soffits above reduced the available storage in cabinets, and an oddity of the existing (metal?) base cabinets rendered upper drawer space unusable.
A small table in the center of the kitchen divided the sink on the south wall from the stove and oven which were on the north wall. The less than ideal stove and oven placement provided no landing space for hot items coming out of the oven, nor for pots or pans coming off the stovetop. The angled counter next to the stove further diminished the available counterspace and rendered the entire area a safety hazard. Clever redesign solved all these problems and gave Bernice a brighter, more functional kitchen.