Inspiration: "We love to cook & entertain – we both come from big families. In our house before renovation, everyone ended up in the kitchen…which was great but it was so small. We wanted a place where everyone could come into the kitchen, get involved in the cooking and enjoy the view, the food, the company. We wanted to stay in a small urban house but have room for everyone in the family. It was also important for us to keep the foot print the same because we love our outdoor space."