Type: Kitchen Remodel
Location: Claremont, CA
Style: Colonial Revival
Year Completed: 2018
Designer: Jay Adams
Project Features: Opened up the space to combine the two separate rooms and extend the kitchen area, a new casement window to match the old world feel of the house, new hardwood floors, and pure Carrara, honed marble countertops.
Video Production By Classic Kitchens etc. and The Cut Shot
The transformation of this 1929 home in Claremont, CA is absolutely flawless. Bringing the coastal colors into a colonial revival style provides a soothing, and yet stunningly contrasted space. Navy blue shaker cabinets along the bottom of the kitchen, and hutch space, topped with white shaker upper cabinets in the kitchen space, and a combination of shaker, and glass front cabinets on the hutch cabinets. A few features of the cabinets include a super Susan, a lazy Susan, a pantry with full roll outs, a set of floating shelves, and a small wine cabinet style end cap. Gold hardware on the doors and drawers match the new gold faucet made by Newport Brass. The sink is an apron front cast iron sink from Kohler. The countertops are made of pure Carrara, honed marble, which accents the colors throughout the area, and brings a touch of nature in. For the backsplash, tiled up the entire wall, we used a 3×6 hexagon shaped white tile. In the hutch area as an accent we chose a 3×6 tile in a brick pattern. Both spaces we used white brick contrasted with a dark gray grout. A major change for these home owners was the removal of a wall that only had a doorway in it between the spaces. Removing that wall, bringing the curved corners into play to match the ceiling and the shape of the existing doorways in the home, created an open concept in what was a segregated location. By putting the microwave in the hutch area just outside the kitchen allowed for a continuation space to make that area feel like part of the kitchen instead of a separate dining room. We also added a built in bench, with shiplap up the walls for a custom seating area, painted stark black as yet another accent. The new casement window over the sink with custom mullions is also that deep black to match the new dinette bench and the other windows in this historical home. Last but not least was a touch up of the laundry area off the kitchen. Instead of bringing in more of the classic hardwood floor we chose to accent the space yet again with a beautiful fabric feel patterned tile floor. Such a perfect way to end a beautiful space.