When it's time for a new roof, you've got a lot of new choices these days, many of which will last more than 50 years. New engineered shingles are made to look like cedar or tile using recycled materials. Even metal roofs, the old standby for barns, have made a comeback with new colors, styles, and an unbeatable maintenance-free life expectancy.
In kitchens with one primary chef, a U-shaped kitchen that keeps stovetop and sink in close proximity is often best. Over-scaled kitchens can make work in the kitchen more difficult. For kitchens with multiple cooks, create work centers dedicated to specific tasks: Dedicated prep stations, baking centers, cleanup, and cooking areas ease sharing.