Whether transitional, which blends elements of contemporary kitchens and traditional kitchens, or thoroughly modern, your new kitchen can be optimized for your lifestyle today. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals has many years of experience in creating San Diego contemporary/transitional kitchens.

Natural Modern Kitchen

The open layout of this appealing kitchen connects to the rest of the home and to the beautiful outdoor surroundings. An abundance of light and air is grounded by natural textures, creating an engaging design for family life and entertaining.

Sophisticated Beach Classic

For a couple who fell in love with the view of this seaside home, their kitchen needed to accommodate both sophisticated entertaining and comfortable breakfasts with their two young children. Resonating with classic coastal charm and a contemporary attitude, this kitchen’s stunning vista is a design centerpiece.

Vivid Modern

Colors and textures evocative of sunsets over the nearby ocean vibrate in this artistic kitchen. An open space designed for a family who loves to cook and spend time together, the kitchen balances a sense of ease and comfort along with a bold style that’s unafraid to stand out.

Architectural Artistry Kitchen

The kitchen in this contemporary home with significant architectural integrity was re-imagined as a space not constricted by the typical elements of a “kitchen.” The new design was intentionally planned with no protrusions to emphasize openness to indoor/outdoor living and make the amazing ocean views a focal point.

Creative Modern Farmhouse

The idea for this appealing space started with a husbands desire to give his wife the kitchen of her dreams, a welcoming and highly functional space for an enthusiastic cook. Now open to the living and dining areas, this modern kitchen delights the senses with natural light, interesting textures, and farmhouse details.

Sparkling Universal

The clients for this remodel were a young couple with three children. The husband has been in a wheelchair for most of his life. This multiple award-winning kitchen includes many universal design features while carefully avoiding a clinical appearance.

Uniquely Bold Kitchen

After removing upper cabinetry and completely redesigning the space planning of this kitchen in a beachside home, unobstructed ocean views now create a sense of fresh expansiveness. Rich natural woods, gleaming white surfaces, and vividly colored elements are skillfully balanced. The meticulously custom designed tile backsplash is a truly one-of-a-kind idea that was a joyful collaboration between designer and client.

European Minimalism

Accustomed to a European way of life, a couple who moved to a San Diego neighborhood with their two children wanted to dramatically change their suburban kitchen while retaining a sense of place. Now open and full of light, this kitchen and living space beautifully inhabits its surroundings.

Dazzling Harmony

Now open to an expansive living space, this kitchen in a seaside home is a dazzling combination of modern and traditional elements with an emphasis on clean and simple harmony.

Rustic Zen Kitchen

A compelling composition of Asian and contemporary themes gives this kitchen its memorable style. The meticulous blend of visual and textural elements creates an elegant, welcoming atmosphere rich with sophistication.

Mid-Century Modern View

Panoramic views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean from a hilltop home built in the 1960s are central in this magnificent Mid-Century modern kitchen. Bold scale and compelling rustic elements define the kitchen in an airy expanse. The design maximizes and frames the view from every vantage point.

Organic Modern

Thoughtful architectural planning dramatically opened the space in this 1930’s home to encompass the kitchen, dining and living areas into one unified expanse.

California Coastal

Designed to promote family togetherness in an expansive space, this award-winning design is an artful interpretation of California Coastal aesthetics, combined with contemporary notes and softer elements inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement.

Bright Hues Kitchen

This kitchen vibrates with exciting shades of orange, green and turquoise. The unexpected juxtaposition of colors and textures inspires while providing ultra-modern function and style, including the reflective cooktop hood in the ceiling.

Rustic Modern

Warm wood tones act as an earthy foundation in this spacious, light filled kitchen. Wood vinyl flooring is the ideal choice for a home with an active pet. Embracing an alliance of modern and rustic sensibilities, this kitchen has earned multiple awards.

Masterly Mid-Century

This remodel of a La Jolla Farms home designed in the 1960s by noted architect Dale Naegle imaginatively updates a masterly Mid-Century Modern kitchen. A stunning backsplash of Italian Calacatta marble wraps the award-winning kitchen in luxury.

Mid-Century Rendition

Sharing a strong affinity for Mid-Century Modern design, a young professional couple wanted their kitchen to reflect their love for an authentic expression of the style. New cabinetry stands out for its bold juxtaposition of three colors and textures while a vintage 1960s pendant light brings character to the space. This striking kitchen is now an energetic rendition of a Mid-Century classic.

Timeless Modern

The open floor plan of this kitchen was designed for clients who frequently host large family gatherings. Blending modern and classic elements, along with cheerful pops of goldenrod, this bright kitchen holds timeless appeal.

Whimsical Mid-Century Modern

This 100-year-old Spanish home was transformed to enhance a passion for Mid-Century Modern collectibles. The new design takes a whimsical approach to achieving a more open and functional space with pops of bright color balanced with layers of texture and pattern.

Gourmet Beach

Stylish materials and appliances define this kitchen as a delight for cooks and guests alike in the open floor plan of a home near the beach. The magnificent island, illuminated by stunning modern light fixtures, boasts a countertop of quartz with a luxurious suede finish that replicates marble.

Japanese Memories

Designed for a couple who lived in Japan for two decades, this kitchen balances the beauty of treasured memories with a modern, functional space for a family with young children. The striking layered island makes a statement of stylish simplicity.

Modern Glamour

A professional couple with an appetite for glamorous entertaining wanted a more inviting kitchen. In an expansive award-winning new area defined by sweeping vaulted ceilings, the room glitters with purple, silver and charcoal hues.

Refined and Dynamic

In this dynamic contemporary space, gleaming surfaces balance with a bold linear layout and natural earth tones for a dramatic effect. High ceilings and bountiful light add a sense of appealing openness.

Caribbean Hues

Awash in colors reminiscent of sea and sand, this kitchen celebrates the beach life with fresh style and lively bursts of aqua. A meticulously handcrafted circular table at the island resembles the ocean floor.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

A red island and black custom hood are bold accents of color in this fresh Modern Farmhouse kitchen. New windows lend abundant natural light a classic farmhouse sink and vintage-inspired pendant lighting add elements of rustic and industrial style.

Retro Revival

For a client enthusiastic about retro design, this award-winning space is a sunny ode to kitchens of the past and a cheerful retreat for today. Yellow retro-inspired appliances set the tone in this classic kitchen with an original point of view.

Beachside Spirit

White cabinetry pops against a vibrant green backdrop in this kitchen for a creative young couple in Solana Beach. A cabinet crafted from Indonesian boats adds an intriguing note of character.

Pacific View

This waterfront condo kitchen stays within the building’s structural restrictions while attaining significantly more storage, counter space and visual appeal. A sleek electric cooktop doubles as counter space, a smart strategy in a smaller kitchen.

Earthy Green

Structural changes in this award winning kitchen design enhanced visual harmony with the living and dining areas of the home and added significant light. Colors and materials echo the lush greenery outdoors

Artisan Love

A retired couple with a shared love for art wanted a new kitchen in their architect-designed home. Their award-winning new kitchen is full of light and life in a space designed with careful attention to balance and symmetry.

Ocean Blue

This bold award-winning kitchen delights the eye with vivid blue details and warm wood tones while honoring the vision of the notable local architect, Loch Crane, who built the original home in 1952.

Vibrant Eclectic

A creative couple wanted a kitchen with modern functionality that honored the character of their 1920s Spanish-style home. Their award-winning new kitchen stimulates the senses, expresses the clients’ diverse cultural interests and embodies their independent spirits.

Modern Sleekness

This kitchen in a newly constructed home was the 2009 CaesarStone National Dream Design Contest Winner. Modern, unusual elements bring the space to life, including gleaming island pendants, a futuristic faucet, and an abstract paneled range hood.

Spacious Function

A professional “empty nest” couple with eclectic tastes decided it was time to update the kitchen and bar in their elegant estate. The new design synchronizes function with style and dramatically increases a feeling of spaciousness.

Beachside Brilliance

This condo near the beach is a weekend and summer getaway for a professional couple. The new kitchen’s fresh, modern and uncomplicated point of view earned the design multiple awards.

Streamlined Style

Placed on a new third level, this kitchen was designed with a welcoming, functional, ultra-clean layout and integrated with the living and dining area to accommodate entertaining friends and appreciating panoramic views.

Chef’s Style

Designed for a chef with a recently published cookbook, this sleek restaurant-style kitchen in a Mission Hills home gracefully combines epic proportions with elegant lines.

Oenophile’s Delight

Named “2012 Kitchen of the Year by Ranch & Coast Magazine, this kitchen remodel was designed for enthusiastic members of a wine club who love to entertain at home.

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From contemporary to traditional design or a carefully balanced combination of styles, a professional designer can help you discover the creative possibilities for your kitchen and express your unique style.