Spanish style home Remodel in San Diego gets a major face lift.   We enjoy looking back on all the work we put into a project that maybe at the time seemed never ending, overwhelming at times and certainly frustrating with the amount of unknown surprises in these types of renovations.  In the end, we smile and know our clients are enjoying this new home with tremendous happiness.

This image shows before how a wall separated the family room from the nook on the left and the kitchen on the right (there was also a wall separating the nook from the kitchen which you can’t see in this image):

Family Room Opens Up to Kitchen

Family Room Opens Up to Kitchen

This image shows the kitchen before with the stovetop on the wall we ended up removing, opening up the kitchen to the family room by adding an arched opening and a spacious island:

Kitchen Opens Up to Family Room

Kitchen Opens Up to Family Room

This before and after shows the small island which did not provide any true function other than a place to put everyday things:

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

The nook before was a hexagonal space with almost floor to ceiling windows.  We utilized this space for a built-in bench seat with storage underneath (drawers) and a fun organize natural walnut table.  We added one extra window to complete the space, giving it more natural light:

Breakfast Nook

Breakfast Nook

Another view of the nook previously with a built-in on the wall separating it from the kitchen.   The owners just complained of the detachment this space had from the rest of the house:

Nook Table

Nook Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen before with two windows looking at the wall of their detached garage was scrapped so we could relocate the stovetop/ oven combo Viking unit and hood, allowing more space.  We moved the sink & Dishwasher to the island, which was not an easy task but with our great contractor David Brandsen Construction we were able to pull it off:

Removing door to guest bath adds wall space for laundry room

Removing door to guest bath adds wall space for laundry room

Previously this small dead space down a hallway created anxiety for the home owners.  We added a window, opened up the wall and created a small desk space for the stay-at-home mom to conduct her business on the fly just outside of their kitchen:

Small home desk near kitchen

Adding window & opening up a wall gives light to a small stay-at-home moms office space

 

The prior guest bathroom vanity was designed more like a primary bathroom, although it had a door leading into the laundry room.  We changed it up a bit, providing more detail, fun funky elements and less opportunity to store unnecessary items: 

Bathroom Vanity Renovation

Creating a guest bathroom vanity for the home guest experience.

The bathroom did not have a shower head previously, only a tub spout.  When guests came to visit, they had to shower in the owners master bathroom…or opt to soak away their day.  We enjoyed designing this marble and hand painted tile shower with full glass enclosures and custom hardware: 

Guest bathroom tub to shower only

Who takes a bath at someone else’s home? Nobody!