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Kitchen before
Kitchen Before

This small kitchen is in the center of a small house. The house had been lovingly and artistically updated over the years, but the owners were waiting for the right time to tackle the kitchen. The budget was tight, but the owners had a lot of energy for carefully considering every detail and the contractor, Steve Coleman, was the perfect fit. He had the skill and the patience to accomplish it all.

Most of the cabinet boxes are standard IKEA with the faces upgraded by Steve. The mahogany corner shelves and the refrigerator side panel and upper cabinet are custom made. The cabinet kick and the end panel are zinc with patina. (The end panel has steel behind the zinc so that it is magnetic for displaying pictures) The dark metal kick is quite visible from the entry and livingroom…but by visible I mean it actually nicely disappears into the shadows. Fluorescent recessed lights and dated dining table lighting have been upgraded beautifully. The deep window at the sink got a splash of pale yellow with vertical white tiles below. The range side got a bright red tiled backsplash. The improved below counter storage allowed for the elimination of the cabinets surrounding the cooking area. The range and dishwasher were saved, but a new taller and shallower refrigerator improves the space. The long counter on the sink side is 6 inches deeper than normal which yields more counter space for working and for objects such as toasters and fruit baskets. (Some objects were removed for the photoshoot)

Now all they need is some art on the white walls!

Photos by Nancy Kalter Dills

Architect and owners in the finished kitchen

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The builder sent me these first 4 snapshots…hopefully I’ll be able to photograph the finished project soon.

 

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Zinc panel installed

mahogony triangle shelves in the corner – lots of storage, clean and simple, counter still open for work

red heath tile backsplash behind the range (existing range to remain)

 

Another kitchen with a new very simple refrigerator side panel and high cabinet to hide the cereal boxes. The side panel is a great spot for a pot rack!

And another with a very simple under counter microwave

 

 

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The cabinetmaker, Xylo Interiors in Oakland and McBride Construction’s Oscar, did a nice job on this one.

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Photo Credit: Nancy Kalter-Dills

Builder:  McBride Construction

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Here are a few before shots. The main impetus for remodel was to get the refrigerator out of the middle of the view to the back yard and to improve the strange, low-ceilinged laundry room addition at the back.

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I saw this unique kitchen lighting solution in Baja recently while house shopping with a friend.

 

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Photoshoot Nancy Kitchen

You’ve seen this project before.  Funky old house with a pretty thorough retuning and a small addition at the back. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Nancy exterior

 

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kids enjoying the roofdeck

This Poets Corner remodel with small addition turned out great.  (Thanks in part to the good taste of the owners and the skill of Coleman Building.) Nancy Kalter came with me to the house warming party and took some house in action shots.  It was afternoon on a very sunny day.

First here is the before and after first floor plan. (Roof deck remodel upstairs (plan not shown)  is big enough for the whole family to sleep out under the stars and also a vegetable garden!)

 

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Here is a small collection of before shots:

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Photos and work courtesy of McBride Construction

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Here are some fresh photos of the kitchen and dining area in our Brickyard Landing apartment remodel.

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Looking through dining area with walnut shelving to the kitchen on north end of the long room

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Removing the view-blocking upper cabinets between kitchen and dining area makes a huge difference. Now you can see the bay from the kitchen!

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Kitchen including refrigerator with glass door and glass LED ceiling light

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LED undercabinet lights recessed into a slot

Here are the before shots:

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Owner and cat enjoying their kitchen

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New garage doors  and small addition with corner window

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Over view of kitchen – looking through sun room to backyard

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Pantry/laundry

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Here are some BEFORE shots of my Pt Richmond project

And  few new AFTER snapshots

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Tall Shelving Between Kitchen and Dining Area for All the Dishes

Tall Shelving Between Kitchen and Dining Area for All the Dishes

Efficient Pantry for all the Food

Efficient Pantry For All the Food

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