Susan M. Davis
Interior Designers & Decorators
Sustainable Contempory/Ranch Kitchen contemporary-kitchen

Sustainable Contempory/Ranch Kitchen

Walls were removed to enlarge and open kitchen to living space in this 1940/50 ranch home in Woodside. The ceiling was vaulted to match the existing redwood ceilings in the adjacent living space- no easy feat, with the odd angles and sub-standard construction of the existing home. Beauty is not only 'skin-deep' since the sustainable design & green building focused on Home Performance, Systems Approach, and Green Building techniques and processes that you do not see in the photos of the finished space. What you do see are innovative 'Green' materials like Lyptus cabinets, Kirei & stainless steel accents, Quartz Stone counters, Glass Tile backsplash, Low VOC paint. All lighting in the Kitchen and Laundry/Mud room & adjoining Powder Room is either LED or Fluorescent. The only incandescent lighting is in the fixture in the Dining Room seen in the upper left of this photo. There are also fluorescent sconces in the Dining Room area. With proper lighting design, there is plenty of very energy efficient lighting in this beautiful and functional space.

This photo has 3 questions

February 27, 2015
jmleib wrote:
What brand are the stools? Thank you.
February 18, 2013
bleachermom23 wrote:
Love the cabinets!!! Are they stained? If so, What color and make? Thank you...
March 18, 2012
svakilian wrote:
What brand/model name are the tools? - What brand/model name are the tools?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Amy Renea added this to Narrow-Room Solution: Split It Up
This technique also works with an island bar, placed to separate the two spaces visually and physically.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

franniehall17 added this to Bathroom Ideas
March 21, 2015
this is a beautiful and unique kitchen
Aaron Daniel added this to parade 2015
February 20, 2015
wood on the top deck is so cool
Jess added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 11, 2014
long kitchen with end bar
afontana added this to Franz Kitchen
August 19, 2014
wrap counter
tdwojcik added this to tdwojcik's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Upper cabinets don't clutter and block the view!
tlin373 added this to tlin373's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Diagonal floors
lizhoward added this to kenny
March 29, 2014
Range hood ceiling junction
dnique19 added this to dnique19's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Two chaired island
msmith63 added this to indian trail
January 26, 2014
this kitchen layout is very similar
Val Chaves added this to val_chaves's Ideas
January 26, 2014
cricket44 added this to X - Interior - Miscellaneous
January 5, 2014
redwood ceilings
rashm75 added this to rashm75's Ideas
December 14, 2013
Need hanging lights like this for the breakfast nook
jpatrick07 added this to Island/bar
November 26, 2013
Texture on island
mariannecrain added this to Marianne
November 13, 2013
Not to look like this but arrangement intersting
lisacox2450 added this to lisacox2450's ideas room dividers
October 28, 2013
lovely kitchen
lindaluyo added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 22, 2013
kitchen bar/high stools
devli44 added this to devli44's Ideas
September 21, 2013
Slanted floor board
michelleallum added this to michelleallum's ideas
September 4, 2013
mcurtis7 added this to mcurtis7's Ideas
August 31, 2013
Great suggestions to my narrow, yet modern, lower lever apartment.
ladytejas added this to kitchen
August 25, 2013
stone and cabinets
kellie05 added this to kellie05's Ideas
June 28, 2013
Keys house
stanghed added this to Kitchen
June 22, 2013
This lay out is exactly like ours. They have fewer cupboards.
AliciA Snyder added this to Kitchen
June 14, 2013
court0480 added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 28, 2013
kitchen layout
paulatherton added this to Bedroom Ideas
April 3, 2013
kerrylj added this to kitchen/ living open concept
March 16, 2013
expand deck outside dining room... add french doors.
eschomer added this to eschomer's ideas
March 13, 2013
Kitchen layout idea
raykiran added this to raykiran's ideas
March 4, 2013
nice colors
kcrevani added this to kitchen
March 2, 2013
payaltalreja added this to payaltalreja's ideas
February 12, 2013
cstmars added this to cstmars's ideas
February 3, 2013
jang131 added this to Kitchen
January 22, 2013
I appreciate the close proximity of nature to both the kitchen and dining room in this space.
tenbenites added this to tenbenites's Ideas
December 3, 2012
space77 added this to space77's ideas
November 21, 2012
sydneykatzenjammer added this to sydneykatzenjammer's ideas
November 13, 2012
Very interesting slope in the ceiling/roof
antoniafly added this to antoniafly's Favorites
October 10, 2012
hillsidemartin added this to hillsidemartin's Favorites
October 8, 2012
Long narrow dining living.
sunahome added this to kitchen project
September 20, 2012
aleeswartz added this to aleeswartz's ideas
September 19, 2012
Island bar, vaulted ceiling
senthilaol added this to senthilaol's ideas
September 17, 2012
Douglas Homes Inc. added this to Kitchen new house
July 31, 2012
move hood to the corner
ronteng added this to macaso kitchen
July 30, 2012
kitchen layout
tragla added this to crestwood
July 17, 2012
thatoneanna added this to Sustainable Living
June 12, 2012
venablem added this to exterior
June 12, 2012
mel_kev added this to Florida Home
June 6, 2012
Ceiling has a nice look
leppard added this to kitchen
May 28, 2012
ceiling and cabinetry color. Countertops same color as cabinetry
nancymalley added this to nancymalley's Favorites
May 5, 2012
May need this
casanavarro added this to casanavarro's ideas
May 1, 2012
Kitchen wood ceiling hollow with lights
kelwenzel added this to kitchen
April 16, 2012
Kitchen dining room transition
pqbaggs added this to pqbaggs's ideas
April 12, 2012
Kitchen layout
whatevermajorloser added this to whatevermajorloser's Favorites
April 12, 2012
devriesjane added this to devriesjane's ideas
April 9, 2012
pendant lights for LK?
pterri56 added this to pterri56's ideas
April 5, 2012
counter design
amyt13 added this to Kitchen ideas
April 5, 2012
i like how they trimmed out the tops of the cabinets
careslc added this to careslc's ideas
April 4, 2012
Wood on the side grain.
mazalank added this to mazalank's Favorites
April 4, 2012
Island bar
cynday added this to cynday's ideas
April 2, 2012
Raised bar with contrasting face front.
MAG Interiors added this to Molly - kitchen
April 1, 2012
island bar....also how it breaks up space.....
mumindalur added this to Stofa
March 29, 2012
Ekki svo að skilja að þessi mynd komi stofu nokkuð við, en ég kem því hér með að að það gæti verið sniðugt að hafa eins konar barborð milli stofa sem skilrúm. Auka vinnupláss með útsýni yfir stofuna?
sall added this to sall's ideas
March 24, 2012
moab added this to moab's ideas
March 24, 2012
abigale added this to kitchen
March 20, 2012
Like the brick on the bar area
mhairi71 added this to mhairi71's ideas
March 20, 2012
jrichien2 added this to jrichien2's ideas
March 19, 2012
The wood work.
Jenn Young_Simchick added this to Kitchen
March 19, 2012
L-shape, layout almost identical
ircrp01 added this to ircrp01's ideas
March 19, 2012
ruthgh added this to ruthgh's Favorites
March 19, 2012
Island bar for kitchen
crosencrans added this to crosencrans's ideas
March 18, 2012
kitchen ceiling
Kathy Keenan added this to memere7's ideas
March 18, 2012
love it. The ceiling!
Joel Abellanosa added this to Kitchen
March 18, 2012
nice use of narrow space
mylos added this to mylos's ideas
March 18, 2012
dreamin1 added this to dreamin1's ideas
March 18, 2012
narrow space
cslycan added this to cslycan's Favorites
March 18, 2012
Bar to break up narrow kitchen
jerricarol added this to jerricarol's ideas
March 18, 2012
Island for Ruidoso
karene8 added this to karene8's Favorites
March 18, 2012
dresperanto added this to dresperanto's Favorites
March 18, 2012
sbootey added this to sbootey's ideas
March 18, 2012
chairs and separation to dinette
ritafalls added this to interiors3
March 18, 2012
wood color floor and ceiling
katiejane60 added this to katiejane60's ideas
March 18, 2012
bamboo side on island?
chastainteam added this to chastainteam's ideas
March 18, 2012
Might possible be able to use this idea between kitchen and tv room
aparisi001 added this to aparisi001's Favorites
March 15, 2012
digimetida added this to digimetida's ideas
March 15, 2012
similar to our home
cakelly1226 added this to cakelly1226's Favorites
March 15, 2012
alyssamill added this to alyssamill's Favorites
March 14, 2012
Light, peninsula?
nextblock added this to NB interior details
March 14, 2012
charlotteklein added this to charlotteklein's ideas
February 13, 2012
colors warm but contrasting. bright but warm
analizarralde added this to analizarralde's ideas
June 2, 2011
travis818 added this to Interior
April 1, 2011
Vaulted Ceilings
brownbdj added this to brownbdj's ideas
February 13, 2011
good idea, minimal wall cabinets with a wood ceiling
22feetover added this to susanboyd's ideas
December 28, 2010
paneled ceiling
kharla added this to kharla's ideas
December 18, 2010
ceiling idea for george
lkinnaman added this to kitchen
December 12, 2010
I want!
desit added this to desit's ideas
October 26, 2010
island backside feature
1948baby added this to 1 MAT - Kitchen
October 12, 2010
small chairs not pushed all the way under
jpastor added this to jpastor's Favorites
September 21, 2010
Low back bar stool
melrow added this to melrow's ideas
September 8, 2010
dawnksallison added this to kitchen
June 13, 2010
georgette added this to Blom Kitchen
June 13, 2010
stone on bar
kaourika added this to Kitchen
February 24, 2010
smet added this to smet's ideas
November 21, 2009
ceiling like ours
nnc515 added this to nnc515's ideas
October 2, 2009
cspann72 added this to kitchen favorites
March 5, 2009
michelleboogades added this to kitchen favorites
February 24, 2009
another nice idea for the ceiling.
Lynn Levinson added this to general
February 19, 2009
what a fantastic ceiling
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