The owners of this home love to host large gatherings, especially Thanksgiving. The floor plan was not conducive to the open style of entertaining they wanted to enjoy, where family members and guests could flow freely between rooms and participate in preparations. The guest bathroom was located too close to the adjacent kitchen eating area. By re-configuring the location of the bathroom, kitchen, and family room, an open floor plan was created where the chef’s kitchen opens to the family room and a more private bathroom location was achieved. A new gas fireplace in the family room adds warmth and a point of architectural interest. The home is now joyfully entertainment-friendly for every kind of gathering.