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.
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Love the cabinets!!! Are they stained? If so, What color and make? Thank you... »