The original kitchen in this stately Mediterranean South Minneapolis home was dated, cramped, and dark. Its eat-in banquette took up too much space and did not allow for proper circulation nor enjoyable kitchen entertaining. To address these issues, the eat-in nook was removed to create more working space in the kitchen. A large new archway provides more openness between the existing dining room and new kitchen and a sizable island is the perfect place for serving and entertaining. The tiny adjacent powder room was reconfigured with a more efficient layout; it features a corner toilet, wall mounted sink, and a vintage pendant that was relocated from the original eat-in kitchen area. The original style of the home was carefully maintained to ensure a seamless transition from one room to the next.