An Irvine home needed a breath of fresh air when it came to design, so its owners called on APlus to execute a unique and beautiful renovation.
The dark colors and close quarters of the original kitchen felt too oppressive, making the room one that wasn’t very pleasant to spend much time in. Considering that the kitchen is one of the rooms most often used by this client, this was simply unacceptable. We were tasked with making the space not only more pleasant, but also more practical.
There wasn’t anything about the old construction that the homeowner wanted to preserve, so we demolished the entire kitchen. This allowed us to start with a blank canvas. First, we installed bay windows to let in the light and create more counter space. Then, we got to work on the floors – dark hardwood planks from Gemwoods’ Pacific Treasures collection in a “Laguna Beach” finish.
We also built all-new custom cabinetry, with a multitude of drawers and pull-outs for easy organization. The cabinets were made in a Euro style construction out of paint grade maple, with Jianas doors and a creamy white De Swiss paint finish. Countertops were chosen from Pental – marbled quartz in Sierra Polished gray with 1 ½” straight edges for a sleek look. An island was constructed in the kitchen’s center to provide casual seating and extra space for food preparation. To provide contrast, its cabinetry was finished with a dark black hue.
The walls of the kitchen were given a glossy sheen with full height tile backsplashes. The tiles were Grey Arizona Tiles and Newport Eleganza Tiles.
In order to maintain the clean, simple design of the new kitchen, the client chose appliances that were unobtrusive and could be installed flush with the counters and cabinets. An Ancona Rapido Chef II Range Hood was placed over a GE Cafe Free-Standing Range Gas Double Oven with Convection. To the right in a small built-in cubby is a Panasonic 2.2 cu. ft. Full-Size Microwave.
In front of one of the new bay windows we inserted a Cape Dory Undermount Sink, which sits beneath the counter line to keep the flow of lines smooth. Next to it, the KitchenAid Undercounter Dishwasher nestles between pull-out drawers. All appliances have a stainless steel finish.
The Fireplace in the living room was also completely redone with brand new custom mantle painted custom white along with white stone complimenting this beautiful custom home remodel in Irvine Orange County.
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