This space is transformed into a charming country kitchen that flows beautifully with the rest of this Mediterranean home.
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Host Joan Kohn visits the circa 1920 California Mediterranean home of Johanna McHugh. In the renovated kitchen, designer Janet Perkins helped achieve the two main design goals: preserving the original architecture and increasing the square footage of the original room.
The galley kitchen, which has about four feet between the kitchen and the stove, packs a lot of function in a small space. The refrigerator is tucked around the corner since there wasn’t enough room for it in the main space.
Color is used lavishly throughout the home. In the kitchen, cabinets are a colorful mix of painted indigo blue base cabinets and creamy white wall cabinets; the walls are soft peach. In the butler’s pantry, walls are acid green with rose-colored cabinets.
Instead of the typical tile backsplash, two large Italian tiles were positioned behind the white farmhouse sink. The faucet is a low-profile copper and brass design.
The square footage in the kitchen was increased by removing a wall and adding patio doors for a larger sense of space.
The old linoleum was removed to reveal wide Douglas fir planks, which were refinished and covered with colorful area rugs The counters are made of teak with a beveled edge and have the same warm color as the wood floors.
Two following two areas of the home received minor updates to blend with the new kitchen remodel:
An old family piece of Italian marble was made into a table for the breakfast nook, created when the wall to the laundry room was removed.
Designer Greg Parker updated a classic kitchen reminiscent of Old World Tuscany.