Le Roy, Berkeley
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel
“Let there be light!” We know we’re not the only ones who think that’s a design principle to live by. For this Berkeley kitchen and bath remodel, we removed dark cabinetry and a cavern-like “servants’ stairway” and widened the doorway from the dining area to let natural light pour in, illuminating fresh, neutral finishings and a vibrant art collection. The removal of the staircase and a significant structural support meant that we could add an eat-in island and storage areas, and rearrange refrigerator, ovens and work areas for a much more functional, generous and intuitive flow through the space. Additional renovations included new access points for a first-floor powder room and upstairs master bath, adding more functional floor area to the room, as we did with the second full bath, reclaiming the space formerly occupied by the servants’ stairway for a more luxurious retreat and a hallway laundry closet. With so much more light and space, this home truly feels Royal.
Contractor: Berkeley Craftsmen, Photographer: Christian Klugmann