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Kristin Kostamo–McNeil

Anne Rae Design

San Diego, CA

Classic European Kitchen

This home has the most incredible mountainous view from the back of the house. The goal was not only to enlarge the kitchen area but also bring it closer to this stunning view. We were then able to allow this space to open up to the outdoor living area bringing the outdoors in. This family loves to entertain, so having the kitchen open up to the patio area made the most sense. We swapped the existing family room and kitchen spaces to achieve this and pushed the kitchen out several additional feet to make it larger. By doing this expansion we were able to add height to the room and brought in more natural light with skylights. In selecting the finish materials we began where we typically do with the natural stone as it almost always drives a lot of the color selections for other details in the space. The new kitchen design includes a massive island where this family of four spends most of their time. We were able to transform their kitchen from a dark, cramped space with moderate function to a light filled, spacious interior with all the bells and whistles and ample room for the entire family to enjoy daily.

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