The Baumanns live in a typical ranch-style house, with an open-concept living-dining area and kitchen.  But, with a family of 6, they needed to have more flexibility in these spaces—there was no eating counter, and there was an awkward 1/2 wall between the dining and living areas.  The cabinets were also outdated, and there was a very small pantry.  They also needed a more organized mudroom space between the garage and kitchen, which had been a laundry, and just became a dumping ground for boots, coats and backpacks.