Open shelves are very convenient for the busy cook. Spices
and condiments are ready and waiting on their narrow shelves. A wide 2x6 shelf is added to
the top of a standard counter that is set out 3-inches from the wall. This provides more
shelf space. The area below the extra wide sink is left open for that needed toe space or
a kitchen stool. This kitchen uses a flush cook top and a Nutone built-in blender. A
kitchen fan and light is enclosed in the massive boxed beam over the cooking area. Beyond
is seen a homemade Dutch door to the utility room.