Ensenada Avenue

The kitchen of this 1928 bungalow had been remodeled in the 1950’s leaving the new owners in a sea of boomerang-patterned Formica, laminate flooring and aluminum windows. In addition, the space was cut off from the rest of the house by a wall of cabinets.

The remodel was approached with three objectives: open the kitchen up to the adjacent dining / living room, update the aesthetics to create a contemporary, warm space, and keep it affordable. To meet these goals, simple and warm Douglas fir cabinets were used for primary storage, concrete countertops were installed by the owners, and a new bamboo floor and wood windows were added. The space is enhanced with the addition of heavy fir beams, a paint-grade corner “hutch”, vivid light fixtures, and fir open shelving with brushed steel braces.

Project Description

The kitchen of this 1928 bungalow had been remodeled in the 1950’s leaving the new owners in a sea of boomerang-patterned Formica, laminate flooring and aluminum windows. In addition, the space was cut off from the rest of the house by a wall of cabinets.

The remodel was approached with three objectives: open the kitchen up to the adjacent dining / living room, update the aesthetics to create a contemporary, warm space, and keep it affordable. To meet these goals, simple and warm Douglas fir cabinets were used for primary storage, concrete countertops were installed by the owners, and a new bamboo floor and wood windows were added. The space is enhanced with the addition of heavy fir beams, a paint-grade corner “hutch”, vivid light fixtures, and fir open shelving with brushed steel braces.

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ADDRESS: Berkeley, CA