The kitchen is coming along.
The beams have been reinforced and the Insulation is in, as are the light cans.
We even gained a widened door leading into the living room. (not showing, however).
I had debated long and hard about whether to have a whole-room concept with a bar dividing the living room/dining area and the kitchen or to have two distinct rooms.
In the end, decided I wanted the kitchen to be separate.
Adding a bar would virtually put the kitchen in the living room and, since it that room is very large and long, I wanted it to stand alone.
Also, the area where the kitchen is serves as a main traffic area between the front and the back of the house. Putting a bar in the middle of that would not be a good idea. (A main bearing wall also had something to do with it.)
The new kitchen has been opened up visually to a very large degree and it should be within it's own space.
We also gained even more view of the bay from there. And glimpses can be seen from the living room area.
This view is looking toward a small walk-in pantry to the left and the sink location under the window; the stove will be where the metal vent shows at the right.
I'm going to have the wooden wall showing at the back of the room; this is the original wide wooden boards that framed the house. It is shown in at the back of the room in the first shot.