They did get the latter (in this photo visible to the right), but no extension. Instead we created space by taking down a chimney stack and by opening up the former dining room. I think the result looks great.
The door opening to the kitchen was increased to full ceiling height to allow full view of the kitchen and garden when coming from the front of the house.
The existing island was clad in ceder with a reversed tongue and groove.
Both in the former dining room and this room, the chimney stack was taken out. Both rooms have new ceilings. In this room the spotlights were recessed (tip: don't use surface mounted spot lights in dressing rooms: they may block doors...).
The light are touch operated and have different settings.