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Jeff Weaber and Katina Martin's backyard pizza oven appeared in September's "Habitat." When we visited their Salisbury home, we also discovered their creative kitchen playspace.

Both Weaber and Martin work from home — he as the head of Aqua Vitea Kombucha; she as a midwife and naturopath. Inevitably, Weaber says, that means the family of five ends up in the kitchen. A lot.

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Weaber set out to design a part of the room that the kids could call their own. The result? A tiny play cubby, complete with puppet theater, artfully tucked under a deep kitchen counter.

"Kids sometimes like to have a private space," Weaber says. "The only thing missing is jail bars," he adds jokingly.

His advice to families tackling construction projects around the house: Hold onto everything; scraps of material from larger projects might be a hassle to save, but with the right inspiration, "you can turn it into something magical."

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