Needless to say it could be improved. The kitchen, along with a small adjacent bedroom, completely blocked the view to the lake. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the whole point of coming to a cottage? The Lake, the views, the peaceful scenery?? The natural answer was to knock it all down and open it right up so that you could make a meal while not feeling like you've been put in a corner. Nobody puts Mommy in the corner.
Without the centre wall, we can now enjoy the beautiful view that the property offers from all parts of the cottage.