Kitchen Stories: Planning for an Open Floor Plan

The homeowners of this Danville, CA home had dreamed of an open floor plan for years. They had an older styled home with a separated dining room that was rarely used. They felt their kitchen was lacking in storage and always hoped to expand it.

Before the remodel photo of the Danville California Home.

Designer Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo helped make their dreams a reality by expanding the kitchen into the dining room and creating an extravagant eat-in kitchen and pantry. “This kitchen has a lot squeezed into it!” stated Shelly.

Open floor plan Kitchen remodel design by designer Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo, CA

“I love putting in a walk in pantry into my designs,” exclaimed Shelly, “... it takes the bulk food, canned goods and boxed items out of the kitchen cabinetry and gives the homeowners so much more storage room.”

Remodeled Dura Supreme kitchen with walk-in corner pantry.

Shelly helped define a separate bar area by bumping up the microwave area to create a higher countertop, creating a visual separation and definition to the window view. When you have one long wall in a kitchen, this is a great way to add more drama to the design and avoid looking like just a continuous stretch of cabinets. In this case it also helps define the different work zones of the kitchen. 

Designer Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo helped define a separate bar area by bumping up the microwave section, creating a visual separation and definition to the window view.

Even though this kitchen is filled with white cabinets and white subway tiles, the room feels warm and inviting. The dark stained kitchen island, wood floors and earthy gray walls set the tone for this remodel. The homeowners were thrilled with the results and love their new space.

Kitchen remodel design by designer Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo, CA

For more information about Kitchens of Diablo in Danville, California click to see their website at: www.kitchensofdiablo.com  

Dura Supreme Cabinetry: Shown in the Craftsman Panel door style. The perimeter cabinets are shown in the Classic White paint finish. The kitchen island is shown in the Hazelnut stain with Black accent finish.

This project was also featured as "Kitchen of the Week" on Houzz.com. Click here to view the story on Houzz.

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