This Mediterranean and Spanish-style kitchen remodel features creamy cabinets with blue and copper accents. While remodeling this space, a new work triangle was created with a large L-shaped island with spacious seating, workspace, and storage. Beautiful archways, natural light through new sliding glass doors, custom cabinets, and a new coffee bar along with the open floor plan, gives this family a gathering place for family and friends they will love for years. Our goal is to serve homeowners with excellence, through honest communication, quality construction, integrity, and uniquely creative remodels.
THIS HOME’S STORY
Daydreams, visions, inspirational photos, and hopes of the past 12 years were finally going to transform into reality for our homeowners. They had diligently saved since purchasing this home to be able to do a major kitchen overhaul. Armed with a well-discerned budget and a robust Pinterest portfolio they found us through our Houzz Pro page. Our initial meeting was full of well-thought-out questions with their biggest concern being the location of their stove. We would address that by creating a new work triangle for them. The other items on their priority list were:
- Remove the wall so the spaces feel like one open area.
- Create a semi-private area for the family calendar and landing for keys, devices, shoes upon entry from the garage.
- Use the arched niche at the desk as a doorway to the dining room
- Create a larger doorway to the patio for indoor/outdoor living
- A large island or multiple islands for the sink, dishwasher, and mealtime. The space for eating should be round for the three of them to see one another while dining and cozy for the soon-approaching empty nest season.
- Ample organized storage and better lighting
Designing their new open-concept kitchen was easily accomplished for our NARI-certified MCKBR design professional because our client provided very clear parameters around what she hoped for. We used our expertise to execute her vision of a Mediterranean / Spanish Style mix space featuring creamy cabinets, with blue and copper accents. The vibe was to be homey and comfortable, a space to live in and enjoy with family and friends. For the stove and proper ventilation, we chose the focal point wall of the new kitchen with a beautiful custom copper hood and navy tile accents to complement the island cabinets. The ductwork for the hood runs across the kitchen, in a soffit behind the wall, to vent at the back patio. The open space was created by removing a load-bearing wall.
To create a semi-private area for the family landing zone, we chose to relocate the garage entry door to the house. Its new space was currently an awkward hall access to the dining room from the kitchen. Our design expert suggested extending the existing garage door entry wall to create a private entrance, then using the new wall space for the refrigerator and coffee bar. We then repeat the arched doorway seen in other areas. This space plan allocation has turned into one of the homeowners’ favorite features of the new area. In that same corner of the open space was a desk with an arched niche. The height and width were perfect to create a new doorway to the dining room. Now the two arched doorways look phenomenal together like they were always meant to be. To get the full benefit of their indoor/outdoor living style, our homeowner asked for a second set of French doors. Our designer suggested a 12’ wide 3-panel stacked sliding glass door to allow for traffic patterns and the large island in the kitchen. The new space is now bathed in natural light from the large door.
To create the large painted navy island, we chose to do an L-shape so the counter would not be so big that one could not reach the center. One arm of the ‘L’ has the sink, dishwasher, and pullout trash bin and is backed by storage cabinets with rollout trays. The other arm of the ‘L’ has more storage cabinets with rollout trays and the seating overhang on a decorative post. The seating area fits 4 comfortably but is not too big for a cozy dinner for two. The ‘L’ shape is perfect for the traffic flow through the new extra-large sliding glass doors. Multiple interior storage solutions keep this kitchen well-organized and easy to access. To not clutter the ceiling view, we used multiple recessed can light to cast an even lighting pattern throughout the space. Undercabinet task lights were added at each wall cabinet for the coffee center and cooking workstations.
Our homeowners are thrilled with the new space. They live in it with ease and comfort now, as everything and everyone has a designated space. This is the ultimate kitchen for the combination of personalities amongst our clients. They truly appreciate the unique features created to help them live more organized, with less stress, since all the safety issues and organizational tools were addressed.
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