ENSURE CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTDOORS
Increasing visual transparency helps any space feel larger and more open. It facilities views, and increases daylight penetration into the kitchen. We achieve this increased transparency by: minimizing or eliminating upper cabinets in the open areas of the kitchen; and increasing the density of storage along the outer perimeter (with special attention on using this element to also define space and frame views). Pro Tip: If you are renovating an existing kitchen, you may be inspired to remove an interior wall or increase the opening size of an existing exterior wall. Be sure to work with a design professional to help ensure that you maintain the structural integrity of your kitchen (and home!) for any major structural work.