While the clients were lured in by the home’s slightly run-down beach shack charm, they felt that its central communal spaces required an upgrade. The existing kitchen had been renovated by prior owners almost two decades back, leaving it with an outdated, somewhat uninviting facade. However, the advantage of this was that there was ample room for improvement and only little room for error. “This made revisiting the design a little less daunting,” Pipkorn & Kilpatrick co-founder Jane Kilpatrick says. As a result, the new kitchen is functional and modern, with more than sufficient space for storage and moving about.