Architect Ken Pursley converted an exterior porch in this North Carolina home into a family-worthy kitchen. "The original kitchen was off in a cul-de-sac, but kitchens should not be dead-end spaces," he says. "They should have at least two doorways, so they're part of the circular flow of the house. These old center-hall houses often present the same problem — living room, dining room, cramped kitchen. No room for the family."