2012 ASID 2nd Place Kitchen - 1920s Kitchen Remodel

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PROJECT SUMMARY:

A creative couple wanted a new kitchen with modern functionality that honored the original character of their 1920s Spanish-style home. They wanted the kitchen to stimulate their senses, express their diverse cultural interests and embody their independent spirits. An unusually large island was created as a centerpiece unifying unexpected materials, bold colors and modern style, along with practical functionality.

Space planning visually connects the kitchen with the rest of the home, creating an open line of sight from the back to the front and suffusing the area in natural light. A medley of accessories such as a glass chandelier and patterned plates were carefully selected to express the clients' interests. A new beam was added to pair with an existing beam as a balancing architectural element.

Cabinets in darkly stained cherry wood against vibrant walls create exciting visual depth and richness in a kitchen that artfully integrates eclectic elements.

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Kitchens

The original kitchen was dark and outdated with little storage space. The room was visually and functionally disconnected from the rest of the home.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Kitchens

A one-of-a-kind piece of rustic wood establishes a distinct area of the extra large island which is approachable from four sides and can comfortably be shared by several people for varying tasks.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Kitchens

Old appliances and an awkward layout made cooking, entertaining and sharing the kitchen area less than ideal. The room did little to express the personality of the creative clients.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Kitchens

The new design establishes an expansive open area with a natural flow and a dazzling infusion of light and color. An existing beam in the ceiling was complemented by adding a second one, bringing dramatic architectural detail to the space.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Kitchens

The existing kitchen felt gloomy and constricted. The original design was uninspired and clunky.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Kitchens

In addition to its vibrant and stimulating visuals, the new kitchen also brings a significantly higher level of functionality. Sleek and plentiful storage and the careful placement of new appliances make cooking and entertaining a joy.