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Small Colorful Kitchen with a Large Personality

The Space: A small twenty year old kitchen in a single family home in San Francisco.

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before


Kitchen Before


















The Need: InHouse was asked to take another designer’s layout for a renovated kitchen and provide all the finishes (color, tile, countertops, flooring and lighting).  We were also asked to help choose the style of the cabinets and suggest a manufacturer.

The Solution: InHouse created a small colorful kitchen in a compact space. The new aesthetic was contemporary with a very personal twist. The perimeter cabinets were painted a deep mustard while the light blue walls reflect the subtle blue found in the new ceramic wall tile. Ceramic tile covers the entire arched wall while the peninsula is sheathed in walnut cabinets and drawers with stainless steel faces. The walnut cabinetry wraps around into the dining room creating a dining room sideboard on the other side of the wall. All countertops are Caesarstone. The stunning blue floor is porcelain tile.


Photo K-25: New Kitchen Looking Into Dining Room


Photo K-26: New Kitchen












Photo K-27: New Kitchen





Dining Room Kitchen Transition Before Remodel

The kitchen designer’s layout called for a dramatic widening of the entry to the dining room which in effect created a large combination kitchen-dining room out of what was once two small spaces. This transition is accomplished by a new aztec arch which had a precedent in other parts of the home. The wide opening allows for natural light to penetrate into both spaces in a way that was previously not possible. All recessed lighting is new and LED. A  larger central skylight replaced an old one which was situated in the corner of the old kitchen.



Photo K-28: Looking into new kitchen from Dining Room


Photo K-29: New Walnut Dining Room Sideboard