This home was originally built with contractor-grade cabinets, hardware and countertops in the kitchen. The kitchen island was too large for opening the large refrigerator doors and needed to be rebuilt. The primary bathroom was outdated and the homeowners’ wanted a second water closet. The space in the laundry room was difficult to navigate and storage throughout the house was minimal.
With the historic Gamble house in Pasadena as inspiration, the Craftsman features on the exterior of the home influenced the indoor design. Natural wood colors and styles were used throughout with complementary bronze-oiled hardware and additional storage was claimed with cabinetry up to the ceiling. In the kitchen, dining area, and living space, a mosaic tile with dark natural tones was planned for the island, above the stove top, and fireplace to tie in the areas. The primary bathroom was reimagined as to best utilization of space. The laundry room was configured for functional use and storage.
During the kitchen demolition it was discovered the original island had been plumbed for water and drainage although never used. As a bonus, we were able to add a prep sink to the new island. A wall was removed in the dining area to integrate the kitchen into the living spaces and create a natural flow. A coordinating curio cabinet complete with a beverage refrigerator was constructed in the dining area. We added slide out cabinet doors and a folding station in the laundry room, along with cabinetry above the washer/dryer that could be easily reached and utilized.
In the words of our homeowners, “It’s been a fantastic experience working with Lenton Company. The communication was excellent day-to-day, so we always knew what was going on in terms of progress and scheduling. It was a great experience.”