The design goal for the A Residence is to transform this typical existing kitchen to serve the extended family. First – increase the size of the footprint so several people, many ages,  can cook and help in the kitchen. 2nd – add work surfaces with more counters and an island. 3rd – add sinks. Sink #3 is for washing hands, particularly suited for this South Asian family. 4th – be sure there are lot’s of cupboards and storage. 5th – maintain the open plan with the family/dining area. 6th – add additional counters for serving. 7th – improve the connection to outdoors. Put the main sink directly at the window.  It is also good to note the design process with the A family was very collaborative. I welcome this.