Dining, Pendant, Recessed, Bar, Dark Hardwood, Shelves, and Stools To create a better flow, they took out the wall between the kitchen and dining rooms and added a peninsula where they could put bar stools for people to hang out while they’re cooking. They also moved the range closer to the peninsula to create a better layout for entertaining. Finally, the installed new quartz countertops and cabinets. They salvaged some of the old cabinets and repurposed them in the laundry room downstairs.  Best Dining Recessed Dark Hardwood Photos from Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home