Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen in this hidden gem Victorian house on the Westside of Santa Cruz was in need of a refresh.  The original Wedgewood range, which had originally attracted the owners to the home, had started to feel impractical and less functional than modern alternatives.  Once a new cooking appliance was being considered, the conversation quickly snowballed into new appliances throughout, updated island worktop and a new paint job for the existing cabinets.

Orchestrating the renovation during our clients' 3 week trip to Europe took a lot of advance planning.   Contractors and painters were lined up at the ready, whilst all of the appliances had to be pre selected, purchased and stored on site in the garage so they were on hand as daily progress was made.

The tone on tone jade colors were selected to offset the grandfathered in grey and black tiled worktops.  We swapped out the butcher's block worktop on the island for a black granite.  A modern range replaces the old stove, the addition of a hood brings the kitchen up to code.

The color upgrades significantly brighten the kitchen.  The base cabinets were painted deep jade and the upper cabinets stayed white which grounds the furniture in the space.

See below our 3D walkthrough of the space as presented to our client.