The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and this is most true for the Oakley Home 2.0 project with a design concept I like to refer to as the 'Power Peninsula'. Adjacent to both the living and dining areas with breakfast bar seating for 4, the power peninsula is arranged with the sink in the center, flanked by pull out trash and recycling bins to the right, with the dishwasher immediately to the left to maximize the effectiveness of both meal prep and cleanup. At the same time, the centralized location facilitates meaningful interaction and connection with family members and guests in the main living space. The under counter power outlets also facilitate the charging of computers and devices, making the kitchen peninsula a functional work area while enjoying a meal or beverage. Below are some construction photos and renderings with views of and from the power peninsula.