Embracing an authentic Craftsman-styled kitchen was one of the primary objectives for these New Jersey clients. They envisioned bending traditional hand-craftsmanship and modern amenities into a chef inspired kitchen. The woodwork in adjacent rooms help to facilitate a vision for this space to create a free-flowing open concept for family and friends to enjoy.
This kitchen takes inspiration from nature and its color palette is dominated by neutral and earth tones. Traditionally characterized with strong deep colors, the simplistic cherry cabinetry allows for straight, clean lines throughout the space. A green subway tile backsplash and granite countertops help to tie in additional earth tones and allow for the natural wood to be prominently displayed.
The rugged character of the perimeter is seamlessly tied into the center island. Featuring chef inspired appliances, the island incorporates a cherry butchers block to provide additional prep space and seating for family and friends. The free-standing stainless-steel hood helps to transform this Craftsman-style kitchen into a 21st century treasure.
The existing kitchen was completely remodeled to create a compact chef's kitchen. The client is a true chef, who teaches cooking classes, and we were able to get a professional grade kitchen in an 11x7 footprint!
The new island creates adequate prep space. The bookcases on the front add a ton of storage and interesting display in an otherwise useless walkway.
The South wall is the exposed brick original to the 1900's home. To compliment the brick, we chose a warm nutmeg stain in cherry cabinets.
The countertops are a durable quartz that look like marble but are sturdy enough for this work horse kitchen.
The retro pendants are oversized to add a lot of interest in this small space.
Complete Kitchen remodel to create a Chef's kitchen
Open shelving for storage and display
Gray subway tile
Walnut cabinets, a patched hardwood floor in existing maple, a black, soapstone countertop, white Kitchen Aid appliances, and a white tile backsplash come together for this warm and inviting kitchen.
Photo by David J. Turner
Historic restoration of a classic 1908 Craftsman bungalow in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles by Tim Braseth of ArtCraft Homes, completed in 2013. Originally built as a 2 bedroom 1 bath home, a previous addition added a 3rd bedroom and 2nd bath. Vintage detailing was added throughout as well as a deck accessed by French doors overlooking the backyard. Renovation by ArtCraft Homes. Kitchen by Ikea. Staging by ArtCraft Collection. Photography by Larry Underhill.