Read on below to learn how we transformed an aging traditional kitchen into a modern work of art in this San Clemente home.
When we arrived onsite, the clients showed us a kitchen that was starting to become dated. The combination of black marbled countertops with golden oak cabinets is a trend years past, and it had a too-predictable look for our contemporary-minded clients. They wanted to break the mold by going with an all new modern design, leaving this traditional scene behind.
In order to make the most efficient use of the space in this small kitchen, the homeowners elected to keep the original G-Shaped layout. This allowed us to keep the existing surface area of the countertops and even expand upon it. By knocking out the old cabinets and building new ones from our Sophia Line that only hover overhead or beneath the countertops, we opened up several pockets of space that were formerly blocked by empty cabinetry.
The clients chose our Sophia Line Cabinets with Euro construction, Slab horizontal doors, and a Sophia veneer. The sumptuous Black Artika finish is exclusive to our Sophia Line, giving the cabinets a look that can be found nowhere else on the market. Naraghi Frosted Mirror glass doors up the sophistication with a pale matte look that ties in well with the crisp Pental Super White Honed Quartz countertops with 1 ½” Navid edge. All of the handles and drawer pulls chosen for the cabinets have a minimalistic shape and stainless steel finish, keeping with the new modern theme.
In the back left corner, a full height cabinet casing was built for the refrigerator, and next to it, a large pantry cupboard with roll-out trays and deep shelves for ultimate storage space.
Thermador supplied many of the new appliances, including the Thermador Topaz 24” Dishwasher and Thermador 30” Masterpiece Series Single Oven with Professional Handle, both placed next to the kitchen’s two Artisan Chef Pro Undermount Sinks with apron fronts and stainless steel finishes. Also from Thermador is the Thermador Professional Series 36” Porcelain Rangetop which was augmented with a pull-up Dacor Renaissance Epicure 36” Raised Vent, and the 18” Freezer Column paired with a 30” Built-In Fresh Food Column to create an oversized refrigerator.
A GE Profile 1.1 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave is set into the cabinetry above the oven. To the left in the bar area, a U-Line Origins Refrigerator, Wine Captain and Beverage Center was sunk beneath the countertop and encased in the cabinetry, facing outward to rest beside the custom inset wall-shelving we built for the clients’ wine and liquor collection.
If you’d like a team of professional Orange County contractors to help you with your home and kitchen remodel, contact us today. APlus handles renovations of all types in San Clemente and all other cities within the Orange County area.