The expansive view through the kitchen to the backyard was created by removing a furrdown over the peninsula. Track lighting was retained to illuminate that area, in concert with new recessed cans in the kitchen area. Both owners are avid cooks, necessitating a large area of unimpeded space to work together. The color palette is a warm blend of saltillo tile, wood stain cabinets, and eye-catching backsplash. Photo: Dan Bawden.