The kitchen is often considered the most important room in any home, especially one that has nourished dozens of little mouths over the years. Throughout the project development process, identifying key features and problem areas for each room is crucial. For this homeowner, who operates an in-home daycare, the kitchen presented a unique set of challenges. The space was too open to little hands and lacked sufficient countertop prep space. Additionally, the homeowner desired a better view of the yard to keep an eye on the kids while they played, ample seating, a small workspace to operate their business, a farmhouse-style sink, and a cohesive farmhouse aesthetic. The final touch? A fun built-in baby gate to keep the little ones safe during meal prep.