Separated from the dining room by the home’s front entryway, this multi-functional space serves as a spot for a neighborly chat, as a lively music room, or as a calm place that’s perfect for reading. Black-painted Windsor chairs in the kitchen along with a black chandelier are bold counterpoints to the warm honey tones of the hutch. An Ikat valance held in place by wooden knobs expresses an artistic flair. The roomy kitchen offers ample space for lots of helpers, while the kitchen bar and open design make it possible for conversations to flow easily with guests in the adjoining family room. And off of the kitchen, the house’s much-favored backdoor entrance extends a cheerful greeting with its brightly painted walls and colorful collections.