The sleekness of contemporary style was blended with traditional motifs in the remodeling of this Foothill Ranch kitchen. A complete overhaul of cabinetry was done, replacing the old cupboards and drawers with craftsman style cabinets in sumptuously dark African mahogany. Frosted glass panels and the accents of simple silver hardware keep their look clean and sophisticated. This same mahogany was used to build the large center island, which features drawers and space for leather bar stools to be slid beneath. All of this construction was done to maximize the storage space of the kitchen, as well as provide an area for the family’s casual dining and gathering.
Both the center island and surrounding surfaces are topped with crisp white granite. This countertop finish provides a striking contrast to the shaded hue of the kitchen’s storage, and ties in elegantly with the subtle ivory tones found on the walls and shimmering tile backsplash installed behind the stove area. A stainless steel Anzio range hood serves as the focal point of this space, matching well with the kitchen’s other stainless steel appliances.
These appliances include a large GE Cafe refrigerator, a Regatta sink by Franke, and a Bosch dishwasher, as well as a 30 inch convection combination microwave wall oven, and a gas cooktop, both by KitchenAid. Their metallic sheen is kept from feeling too modern by the rich, earthy hues found in the new hardwood floor. From the collection of California Classics flooring, these warmly toned maple “San Diego” planks add natural beauty to this freshly revamped kitchen.