The transformation obviously wasn't that easy. The clever design doubled the storage space, quadrupled the counter space, and added seating at the counter. We even fit in a small wine refrigerator. Not easy accomplishing all that plus getting the window aligned directly over the sink (it was completely off center in the original kitchen, one of my design bugaboos). True confession, we had to buy another brand new refrigerator because our existing one was 1 inch too wide. Seriously, one inch. ARGH.
Rob also finished the dining room and trimming out all of the windows, replacing all of the doors (and he re-oriented the basement door to make the kitchen design work). Those look amazing, too, as does the brand new hardwood floor he installed: