By Molly Fromkin | Photos by Mike Boatman
When Tom and Kim Mitchell bought their East Memphis home two years ago, they knew it would need a lot of work. “We loved everything about the house, but it needed updating to suit our needs, ” says Tom. The existing structure, circa 1960s, included a small kitchen, dining room and butler’s pantry, all contained and separate from one another-and more importantly for the Mitchells’ needs, from the entertaining areas of the house. “We both like to cook and to be in there together, so the original kitchen was just not practical for us,” notes Kim…..