The existing kitchen of this house was very small but the stone exterior walls of the house prohibited enlargement. The solution was to convert the dining room into a new kitchen due to its larger size and adjacency to the family room’s stone fireplace and exposed timber beams. The original kitchen was converted into a mudroom for this active family of four. The finish of Egyptian antique lights matches the custom copper hood and sinks in the kitchen. The unfinished basement made it easy to run new plumbing to a previously unplumbed room, and an advantage to gutting the interior was that foam insulation could be sprayed onto the interior faces of the stone walls.