Copper Peak

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Copper Peak

Water damage was a fantastic opportunity for this Alamden homeowner to remodel her kitchen. Our priorities for the space included: a light, bright space; more storage; incorporate marble countertops; and keep the architectural brick element around the range.

For cabinetry, we chose shaker doors with a bevel in Iceberg White from Columbia Cabinets around the perimeter and Whale Grey for the island because the styling is simple and modern, but also warm and comfortable. Colonial crown molding was a traditional accent that matched the rest of the home’s décor.

The Calacatta marble countertops are the homeowner’s favorite feature, they feel silky and have beautiful movement that is both bold and subtle at the same time. To match this gorgeous stone and tie in the grey island, we suggested a grey porcelain tile with a charcoal brick finish that also loosely connects the brick archway feature around the range. We continued the backsplash up through to the ceiling behind the sink to match the red brick on the adjacent wall. Both the red brick and the grey porcelain tile added an element of rustic charm to what might otherwise have been just an ordinary, traditional kitchen.

In keeping with the rustic theme, our homeowner chose oil rubbed bronze for her hardware and plumbing. Final touches were the farmhouse sink and the red oak floors to match the rest of the house.

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Lost Ranch

KDS - Kitchen Design Services

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Lost Ranch

We had the great pleasure of getting to know interior designer, Liz Williams of Liz Williams Design, by collaborating with her on her own kitchen remodel in South Almaden.

The kitchen needed to match the rest of Liz’s beautiful traditional home in scope and detail. So, in addition to the style of cabinetry, a creamy white painted door with applied molding from Ovation, other elements such as the heavy colonial crown molding, paneled appliances, separate wood hood, built-in legs for the island, and coffered ceilings were equally important in creating an overall look of stateliness and elegance.

Liz chose brick-patterned Carrera marble for the backsplash, an intricate marble tile pattern behind the stove, and sparkly double chandeliers to add touches of glamour and life to the kitchen. For contrast to the creamy white of the cabinetry and the tile around the perimeter, the center island features a dark stained cherry with a colorful granite that has striking movement and the hardwood floor is a warm Brazilian walnut.

We love clutter-reducing solutions like having a microwave drawer instead of a built-in. It’s an invisible detail, but also a powerful one. Also interesting to note, the slightly thicker edge on the island counter lends the island more heft than the perimeter

Incorporating the butler’s pantry into the overall kitchen design was also very important. It was placed next to additional storage and a writing station off the side of the kitchen.

Hampton

Kitchen Cabinetry San Jose

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Hampton

A growing family in San Jose had just moved into a new home. They needed to remodel before their latest arrival. Construction was already underway from the build-out, so this family quickly needed a design and cabinetry that fit their new kitchen space.

Working collaboratively with the family, KDS designed a space with lots of storage, felt light, and was decorative, without being too ornate.

The cabinetry selection dictated a lot of the style, so we chose inset doors with a recessed panel and an ogee detail in classic white from Ovation Cabinetry. Decorative end panels for the pantry and ovens added some polish. The family chose white subway tiles for the backsplash and beautiful, Terra Bianca quartzite on the counters, suggesting lightness and airiness. Grounding the space is dark, hand-scraped hardwood to contrast with the other materials. For visual interest and pop, a spring green paint was used on the walls and the base of the peninsula.