My favorite kitchen remodels are those that present a design challenge, offer an opportunity to work with good materials, and have appreciative owners. A recent kitchen rehab fit this description. Existing Conditions The original eat-in kitchen was long and narrow (9x23) and lacked definite areas for meal preparation and eating (see illustration, page 52). When entering the room you weren't sure whether you were in the kitchen or dining area. As a result, an adjoining room was often used for eating. There was no physical separation between eating and meal preparation areas. Cabinets were spread randomly throughout the room and storage was not related to work areas or purpose, which contributed to the lack of definition. For example, a shallow spice cupboard