Kitchen Remodel: Castro

I’m just so happy with my kitchen. Everyone who comes in tells me it’s “so me” and that’s exactly what I was looking for. I looked at so many pictures of what I thought I wanted, but what I really wanted was for it to say “me” and be my dream kitchen. That’s exactly what I got.

This client wanted an updated look with a French flair on their kitchen remodel. She enjoys entertaining and socializing with friends in the kitchen, but the existing kitchen wasn’t conducive to entertaining a crowd.

We removed walls to make the space bigger and built a large island with a comfortable seating area. We also doubled the size of the existing window to let in more natural light. We eliminated the hall behind the cook top and built a full size pantry for convenient storage. The mini chandeliers and the stone above the cook top create a contrast of materials and help to create the mood she was looking for.

Now she has a large area for guests to gather in the kitchen that feels open and comfortable. As a mother of three she also likes the fact that she can keep an eye on the kids doing their homework at the same time she’s cooking dinner. She likes the contrast of the white cabinets against the dark wood floors and black countertops and the warmth of the wood floor. The glass backsplash with the stone hood and crystal chandelier add to the contrast of materials and give it a nice French flair.