Santa Monica Beach HouseBeach Style Kitchen, Los Angeles
Santa Monica Beach House, Evens Architects - Kitchen
Photo by Manolo Langis
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Use open shelves across a window. A lot of folks would rather have the light from large expanses of windows in the kitchen, but they also need a lot of storage space. Running open shelves lets you have your cake and eat it too. Backsplash tile: Heath Ceramics
6. Clean the kitchen from top to bottom. Has marathon cookie baking left your kitchen looking a little worse for the wear? Give it some TLC before the new year. Clean out the pantry and fridge, set your oven to self-clean, wipe down the backsplash and walls, scrub the sink and counters and, last but not least, mop the floors.
The gray-blue color introduced in the dining room continues in the kitchen, in the form of Dark Grey Whale subway tile from Heath Ceramics. The counters are covered in Pietra del Cardoso, a sandstone that looks like bluestone but is more durable and resistant to staining. Shelves installed in front of the windows display the owners' ceramics collection and filter views of the neighboring home.