Kitchen & Bath Designers
Rio Del Mar, CA modern-kitchen

Rio Del Mar, CA

The remodeling challenges facing this large open plan built in the 70's were many. Located on the east end of the ocean front property with few windows left the space very dark. The original lighting was an old track with large spot cans mounted to the main beam about 15 feet high and that was it. We added skylights and a wonderful monorail lighting system that allowed multiple fixtures to placed where needed. The rail was hung at a 9 foot height from the floor and extensions were used on the individual fixtures to adjust as needed. It was a lighting masterpiece!

Another major challenge was accommodating our clients love for cooking and baking as well as the fact that he, the very tall chef and she, the very short baker could both function comfortably together. The kitchen was set up with baking at one end and cooking at the other. The sinks were located in center so they could both use them without crossing paths. Her end of the island was lowered to accommodate her height and to make it easier for rolling and mixing. The raised white glass counter is curved to the odd shape of the island and allows guests to relax and watch the show! This is one time I wish we could show the 'before' photos...

-Photography by Ione Victoria

This photo has one question

November 13, 2013
nycmonique wrote:
Lighting - Fantastic monorail system! Who makes it? Thank you!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Scotsman Ice Systems
We love this kitchen design! Great look.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Thank you! My clients were a joy to work with and a huge part of this project's success.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:32AM
Sign Up to comment

What Houzzers are commenting on:

estillo added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 21, 2014
monorail lighting
Kim added this to kldonohue's Ideas
October 20, 2014
seviercaroline added this to seviercaroline's ideas
September 7, 2014
frankfurttocalgary added this to anna
June 15, 2014
monorail lighting
Paul Young added this to paul_young7112556's Ideas
May 25, 2014
sk08 added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 30, 2013
Glass top
henryilsley added this to henryilsley's ideas
December 4, 2013
the lights
ingapig added this to ingapig's ideas
August 4, 2013
note booth
rgodfrey4 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 31, 2013
3 level island
lac_75 added this to lac_75's Favorites
July 17, 2013
Cabinets right colour. Light, airy room.
mrkwpalmer added this to Beach front
May 26, 2013
rkindred added this to rkindred's ideas
March 31, 2013
randeeak added this to frznbns's Ideas
March 23, 2013
kathytenold added this to Kathy's kitchens
February 7, 2013
Love the lightness. Cabinet color nice
slicecom added this to slicecom's Ideas
December 22, 2012
vladimir51 added this to vladimir51's ideas
November 11, 2012
suejahan1340 added this to kitchen
November 11, 2012
فقط به خاطر سنگ پشت گاز و نیمکت کنار آن
michelek1110 added this to michelek1110's ideas
October 24, 2012
lights and ceiling
Margo added this to Drum lights
September 30, 2012
MonoRail Kitchen
ivansousa added this to ivansousa's Ideas
September 16, 2012
melmark5 added this to Kitchen
September 2, 2012
love the purple accents with the light wood and dark/silvery granite
emcleod61 added this to emcleod61's ideas
September 1, 2012
Modern kitchen innovative
reggiem added this to reggiem's ideas
August 12, 2012
Kitchen- 2 Cooks
tampicoso added this to tampicoso's ideas
July 18, 2012
tmo2676 added this to Kitchen
June 28, 2012
Perfect layout with center island for my kitchen. Combining dining room and kitchen
kara Xu added this to kara_xu's ideas
June 13, 2012
Monorail light
wilsonbunda added this to wilsonbunda's ideas
April 29, 2012
single seat and table on RHS
tbirdtory added this to tbirdtory's ideas
February 22, 2012
Breakfast Bar
laymanfam added this to layman kitchen and pantry
February 16, 2012
look at backsplash over the range
yofi added this to yofi's ideas
December 30, 2011
variable height of island
samasim added this to samasim's ideas
November 4, 2011
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™