Updated: Jan 24, 2018
Check out the write up by Amy Albert about my award winning Seacliff Beach Kitchen Remodel
Merit Award, Kitchen in a remodeled home—less than 2,000 square feet
SEACLIFF BEACH RESIDENCE
Seacliff Beach, Calif.
By Amy Albert
Entrant/Designer Janene Bourgerie Cayton, Watsonville, Calif.
Builder Schnaible Construction, Watsonville, Calif.
By knocking out the kitchen wall in a 1,400-square-foot beach house, designer Janene Bourgerie Cayton made room for a kitchen and dining room that adjoins the family room. The kitchen then became L-shaped and roomy, with a work island that has seating on one side. Cayton made efficient use of wall space without sacrificing windows, alternating sources of natural light with glass-fronted cabinets and open shelving. Vertical-grain Douglas fir cabinets bookend the work area, conceal the fridge and dishwasher, and comprise below-counter storage. A continuous backsplash hews to the L-shape and pulls the workspace together, making for an area that’s ideal for multitasking and flows perfectly. Fir cabinetry and pendant lamps acknowledge that though this may be a kitchen, it’s part and parcel of the living space. All the same, top-of-the-line appliances and well-plotted workspace leave no doubt that some serious cooking happens here.