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
Countertops are Crema Marfil with mosaic backsplash contrasting with honed black granite bartop. Recessed dimmable lighting.
“Smaller narrow wdw” — dmclark57
Bar Seating with Kitchen and Pantry Beyond
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
“Kitchen” — gmb1
Counter Space Expanded with Back Wall Ledges
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
“pantry” — dils07
Paneled Refrigerator and Dishwasher
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.
“Pocket door.” — yaknelle
Kitchen Planned for Convenience
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
“New stovetop. Take cabinet out and add vent.” — ecberthold
Attention to Kitchen Planning Details
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
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
Laundry room with paneled drop-down ironing board, plus pantry/service area complete with second dishwasher (18-inch).
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