This Point Loma, California kitchen was designed to be opened to the family room: the kitchen went through an extensive remodel by removing walls, raising ceilings, exposing beams, and installing a new glass exterior door giving this small kitchen a feeling of openness and spaciousness. The cabinetry features shaker elements―clean lines, plain trim, and little ornamentation― great for transitional decor.
Functional fixtures and modern appliances coexist with the mosaic marble backsplash. Hidden behind the door panels is a 30” Subzero refrigerator/freezer integrated nicely to keep the kitchen plan, clean and understated. The corner sink is recessed back adding a nice detail, but even more importantly, a more accessible corner access to the kitchen windows. Accessories and details added to the kitchen cabinets give this chef everything she was looking for with a spice pullout, knife block pullout and rollouts to top off the new cabinets.
With limited space, a great option is to open up walls and add counter space where the family can dine. This particular project had these challenges as the adjacent room to the kitchen functioned as a workout room and laundry room. By changing some wall space, closing in a door and removing a closet the new space provided great storage and created an open and functional room for a quick workout. In the family room the fireplace was re-tiled with a concrete looking porcelain tile topped off with a rustic beam mantle. Combined with new home furnishings to make the most of a small space, this new family room is both a functional and accessible space.