Los Feliz Guest HouseTraditional Kitchen, Los Angeles
Guest house kitchen remodel Los Feliz, CA
Photographer: Casey Hale
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Small but mighty appliances. Revamped vintage appliances, like the stove shown here (a 21-inch vintage O’Keefe and Merritt), and vintage-look ones, like this fridge (from Elmira Stove Works), can be found in smaller sizes that don’t sacrifice style. High-end makers like Bertazzoni and Viking also make small-space models, so even serious cooks can find something that fits the space and works hard.2. Single-bowl sink. Simply going with a single rather than double bowl for the sink can save you a foot or more of counter space. Small-scale single-bowl sinks come in all styles — a farmhouse style like the one shown here still feels capacious.
AFTER: Sklar removed the upper cabinetry and heavy window treatments to let in natural light and open up the space. Uninterrupted surfaces, such as counter-to-ceiling tile, create visual consistency, making the room appear more spacious. Even without the upper cabinets, the new kitchen has more storage than the previous design, thank to pullout drawers for pots, spices and trays on either side of the range. A microwave cabinet under the bar countertop saves the counter space for prepping and eating. Backsplash tile: Arden, Ann Sacks; countertops: Lagos Azul limestone, Walker Zanger; cabinetry: custom, Black Star Projects; cabinetry hardware: Variety, Vandykes; sink: Alcott, Kohler; faucet: Hirise Bridge, Kohler