Instead of re-creating an exact replica of the 1907 room, the Eastmans wanted a contemporary kitchen that would still incorporate several of the home's original details. "If the kitchen were the way it used to be, you wouldn't be able to function in it," explains Ella Mae. "We think of what we did as adaptive reuse." Dean, who chronicled the restoration for a forthcoming book, tackled the room's structural problems first and then refinished the walls with the same plaster used in the rest of the house. For the ceiling, he created a simpler version of the wood trim found in the living and dining rooms. He also designed cabinets mimicking the Wright-designed storage units that remained in the butler's pantry but added small glass windows to their doors, similar to those in the dining room's sideboards. The counters were redone in honed granite, which resembles soapstone, commonly used at the time of the house's construction, but is easier to maintain. In lieu of hanging additional cabinets on the walls, Dean designed a freestanding hutch, partly based on designs he found in Wright's archives, and a table inspired by a 1904 Gustav Stickley piece. The addition of a Viking range, one of three ovens (conventional, light-wave, and warming), was a decidedly modern touch, as were the new Bosch dishwasher and GE refrigerator, both of which were camouflaged so that they appear to be part of the cabinetry.