We moved some walls and added some windows and took away a door and moved the kitchen to the other side of the house and added a bathroom and opened up the space a bit. We also upgraded the heating, hot water, ventilation systems and the electrical and lighting. The before shots don’t look anything like these almost finished shots, but you’ll just have to believe me. The layout changed so dramatically that they are not really relevant. Hopefully I’ll have some professional photos when its really finished! This post shows the project at an earlier stage.
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The before shots of this custom kitchen are here. It was an enjoyable design process with a creative and very involved client.
This is a view of the kitchen from the entry hall
Warm glow of orange glass pendant lights
Shimmering figured ash cabinetry with simple mortised drawer pulls (Freedman and Chesley Custom Cabinets)
Close-up of the beautiful solid ash curved bar top (also by Freedman and Chesley, Emeryville, CA)
Custom designed cabinetry to fit the client’s tansu pieces
Intersection of black, white, and warm wood (the black Paperstone countertop matches the tv cabinet across the room)
Laundry and pantry are conveniently close at hand behind a subtle white-painted pocket door
Architect and client in the new kitchen!
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Last week Akhila gave me a tricycle tour of her crib.
She recently commissioned deedsdesign for an addition including a master suite, expanded kitchen, and family room. Popping up the roof just a few feet allowed for a vaulted ceiling and high windows over the kitchen and an attic loft over the master. The kitchen is on the north side, so the high south windows provide southern sunshine while leaving room for enough cabinets on the north wall. (click on the thumbnails to see enlarged drawings)
The dining room gets a lot of southern sunshine and has french doors leading to the deck.
The Lapeyre stairs provide easy access to the loft above. We enclosed the loft with low walls to hide any boxes stored up there, but added open railings for the last 18″ or so. This way the required 42″ tall ”guards” don’t seem so tall and a bit more light circulates.
I didn’t get any photos of the loft itself, but it has built-in shelving and a fir plywood floor, finished with polyurethane. (As you can see the project isn’t quite finished yet)
The homeowner waited for me below while I toured the loft area.
Last year I redesigned this kitchen for an artist in Piedmont. She, of course, had a lot of design input including the colorful paint choices, the glass pendant lights, recycled glass & concrete countertops, and bright colored marmoleum flooring
Deedsdesign measured the existing space and worked out the most efficient layout for the new powder room, laundry, and kitchen. A wall was removed, opening the kitchen to the dining room, space under the stairs was utilized for a walk-in pantry, and an island with a curved ash counter for eating breakfast with the newspaper was added. The lighting design includes LED recessed cans over the sink and stove, LED undercabinet and overcabinet lighting, and colorful pendants. Full extension drawers in the lower cabinets provide convenient storage for most things, including recycling, trash, and compost. A few bamboo upper cabinets and open shelves provide enough space for dishes.
In addition to the kitchen, we revamped the old brick fireplace,
adding tile, a gas insert a wood mantle, and angled bamboo bookshelves on either side. I wish I had pictures of this part. Here are some drawings:
This upgrade includes an expanded kitchen (for a client who enjoys cooking,) modern kitchen cabinets, a lot of drawers to maximize storage, New lighting design throughout the kitchen, foyer, and living room, conversion of a large storage closet into a pantry and laundry room, incorporation of a desk area into the kitchen, elimination of an electric fireplace with two-dimensional paper bricks and a new wall mounted flat screen TV with custom entertainment cabinet below.
Here are a few pictures of the kitchen before construction:
I am going to make you wait for the AFTER photos until it is finished,but here is a computer model of the new TV center to come: