Transitional Style Kitchen in Loma Portal, San Diego

Minor reconfigurations in the kitchen floor plan resulted in expanded counter space plus an adjacent back-up kitchen/pantry and laundry room. By moving the family room entryway, comfortable bar seating for four was created along with generous counter food prep area.
Elevated Bar Seating Counter
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Countertops are Crema Marfil with mosaic backsplash contrasting with honed black granite bartop. Recessed dimmable lighting. PreviewFirst.com
“Smaller narrow wdw” — dmclark57
Bar Seating with Kitchen and Pantry Beyond
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Raised counter seating in the family room looking into the kitchen. Reeded glass doors lead to a back-up kitchen area, pantry and laundry room. Photo by PreviewFirst.com
“Kitchen” — gmb1
Counter Space Expanded with Back Wall Ledges
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Soffit dimmer-switch lighting above raised counter seating. Upper cabinets are 15" deep above standard 24" deep base cabinets pulled forward from the raised 4x4-inch ledges. Photo by PreviewFirst.com
“pantry” — dils07
Paneled Refrigerator and Dishwasher
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Reeded-glass pocket door separates kitchen from combination pantry/laundry room. Raised ledges on both sides of the kitchen add aesthetic interest, as well as convenient storage for easily accessible items. PreviewFirst.com
“Pocket door.” — yaknelle
Kitchen Planned for Convenience
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Multi-hued one-inch aluminum back splash with mirror and stainless insets for utensil rails. Wood flooring runs throughout the house; the planks were placed diagonally for added interest in the kitchen. Photo by PreviewFirst.com
“New stovetop. Take cabinet out and add vent.” — ecberthold
Attention to Kitchen Planning Details
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An interesting cadence is achieved by matching drawer widths below the 36-inch range top with the 42-inch exhaust, chosen to promote adequate ventilation.
Kitchen Hardware Provides Added Interest
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Cabinet recessed pulls and complementing square handles. Crema marfil 3/4" slab plus 3/4" wood cabinet linear detail comprise the 1-1/2-inch counter top. Aluminum 2x2 backsplash by Ann Sacks with center mirror inset and stainless insets for Rosle utensil rails.
Combination Caterer Kitchen, Pantry, Laundry
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Laundry room with paneled drop-down ironing board, plus pantry/service area complete with second dishwasher (18-inch).
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