Birch Court, Oakland
Removing the walls in this kitchen remodel led to this welcoming open plan. The new windows above the kitchen sink are located in the area formerly dedicated to the enclosed powder room and utility room, providing access to views of the gorgeous backyard. An eating island, expansive counters, and period-inspired finishes create a welcoming space appropriate in scale and aesthetic to the home. Adding built-in shelving and a desk area to the wall opposite the new doors to the backyard provides a functional and handsome hub for task management for a busy family of five. Features included the blackboard and nooks for organizing, phones, keys, files, and supplies; located centrally between the kitchen and family room.