We enjoyed helping our clients celebrate the historic charm but vastly improve the functionality of their 1911 craftsman in the Portland neighborhood of Alameda. Our clients wanted spaces that felt open, light, and met the needs of a chef and a family. In this kitchen remodel, we were able to take several segregated and dysfunctional spaces and create a beautiful expansive kitchen that serves as the heart of the home.
Large french doors and windows were introduced to connect the kitchen to the guest/play area and backyard while maintaining symmetry and traditional detailing original to the home. The original doug fir floors were preserved in the adjoining spaces but, in the new kitchen we created a durable foundation of porcelain tile that pull together all the soft tones of this light neutral palette. In order to maximize the natural light, we chose warm white reflective surfaces like the quartz countertops, subway backsplash and shaker cabinetry.
Grounding the space is a generous island of rich blue cabinetry that houses upgrades like the mixer lift and second sink in order to help our clients cook together as a family. Combination under cabinet lighting and outlet features as well as customized storage solutions were concealed throughout the kitchen in order to maximize function without compromising the traditional feel of the space.
Our craftsman worked hard to ensure the floating wood shelves and matching wood countertop desk were stained perfectly to bring the warmth and character of the doug fir floors into this fresh new kitchen. We sourced light fixtures that emphasize the craftsman architecture of the home and reused original brass cabinet pulls provided by our clients.
The space now functions for the family’s current lifestyle and blends seamlessly into their home. By working closely with our clients, we organized their dreams into tangible phases so they can fully enjoy the beautiful new spaces we created and keep their future goals on the horizon.