Open spaces were very important to the close-knit family of five and the kitchen/dining area is one of their favorites in the house. The stainless steel countertops and hood were fabricated by American Metal Products out of San Francisco. "We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The big table is used for eating breakfast, lunch, kids homework, dinner, school projects, etc. It was designed to be the center of the house and it's worked out really well," the owners say.