Cedar Kitchen Designer For Family Time

By Tatiana Machado-Rosas, Special to the U-T, Posted 2 P.M. Nov. 21, 2014

Cedar Kitchen Island

A focal point in the remodeled kitchen is a large island of gray-stained cherry wood with a concrete countertop - Jackson Design and Remodeling

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and families are getting ready to cook holiday favorites and turn their homes into aroma-filled spaces for dining and entertaining.

Wolf Range

The kitchen has a 48-inch Wolf stove with two ovens and six burners. - Jackson Design and Remodeling

With four children and a large extended family to entertain, our clients wanted to remodel their kitchen to improve its space and functionality while retaining the cabinlike feeling of the 1972-era San Diego home.

Our team set out to choose materials that would complement the cedar wood throughout the home, while also reconfiguring the floor plan to improve functionality and accommodate guests.

We selected a large island with gray stained cherry wood and a concrete countertop to create a focal point that would subtly contrast with the surrounding cedar. A backsplash created from glass tile in muted tones of gray, brown and copper gleams above the gray countertops used throughout the kitchen.

A floor was created from brick-sized porcelain tile and features noticeable variations in its color and texture, mimicking the warmth in the cabinetry. A luxurious 48-inch Wolf range with two ovens and six burners is ideal for a family that cooks and entertains as a way of life. All appliances were carefully streamlined into an efficient work triangle. A double apron-front farm-style sink brings functionality with rustic charm.

New pantry storage was created near the refrigerator by borrowing space from an existing little-used closet and facing it with a door removed from another part of the kitchen. Pullout shelving enhances access in finding staples for cooking.

The new kitchen retains the rich, warm elements that first made the couple fall in love with their home while aligning the design with modern-day conveniences and functionality. The result is a space perfect for holiday entertaining and everyday living.

Cedar Kitchen Island

The remodel included materials that complement the cedar wood throughout the home. - Jackson Design and Remodeling

Tatiana Machado-Rosas is a designer with Jackson Design and Remodeling. She can be reached at (619) 442-6125, info@jacksondesignandremodeling.com, www.jacksondesignandremodeling.com

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