At some point someone decided it would be a good idea to construct a free-standing structure complete with cabinetry smack dab in the middle of our kitchen in order to house the vent for the range. Not only did the large and obtrusive structure make the kitchen feel much smaller than it really is, but it separated the breakfast bar from the rest of the kitchen and blocked the view between the kitchen and the dining room. It also blocked light from the two large kitchen windows from getting to the breakfast bar area and the dining room.
Here's the play-by-play:Any job that requires power tools, is a job that makes David happy. A big thanks to Sean for his expert demolition assistance and to Paul & Stacey, who know how to make crow bars and safety glasses look good.