Inside outside symbiosis comes into play in this complete make over of a kitchen & family room and a small urban backyard. Inside we combined 3 smaller rooms and recaptured lowered ceiling space. Outside we filled a sunken backyard with 2 feet of soil and added a bluestone patio and landscaping. The indoor and outdoor spaces are connected with double French doors in a bump-out designed to match the 1905 Craftsman home. The new expanded space works beautifully for frequent entertaining for the large extended family.