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Project Reveal: Reina del Mar

When a cracked countertop and sagging kitchen floor revealed some foundation issues, our clients decided to fully remodel their home and create the kitchen of their dreams.

The highest priority on their list was the kitchen. It was previously cramped and cut off from their dining room and living room, which meant hosting large family dinners was difficult.

With the removal of two walls, the kitchen now opens up to the dining room and living room. It feels much more spacious and allows for better flow between the spaces. There's room to extend the dining table into the footprint of the kitchen when they're hosting a lot of family, and the island provides space to put out food and additional seating. The large island also provides another location to eat a quick meal, do homework after school, or bake (one of their favorite hobbies as a family!).

Beige kitchen cabinets

The original ceiling millwork is stunning, so we intentionally kept the gap between the upper cabinets and the beams to really let them shine. The perimeter cabinets are the perfect creamy greige color, adding just enough contrast with the counters, backsplash, and millwork without making the space feel dark.

In addition to how beautiful their new kitchen is, it's full of functional updates too. We added a second oven, concealed pull out trash + recycling cans, a wine bar/coffee bar area, a filtered water tap, and a much larger sink just to name a few!

Next up is the powder bathroom, which lacked any storage.

Now there's storage for necessities and the space fits with the rest of the remodeled home.

The primary bathroom floor plan was awkward, with a tiny shower and a large tub that our clients never used taking up a ton of space.

We worked with their architect to completely reconfigure the space. By removing the tub, we were able to create a much larger walk-in shower and add a large double sink vanity with recessed medicine cabinets above for additional storage. Sadly, due to delays the space wasn't fully completed when we photographed this project.

Last up is the girls bathroom, which got a facelift.

Since we removed the tub in the primary bathroom, our clients wanted to upgrade the tub in the girls' bathroom to a spa tub. We updated the tile, bath/shower plumbing and wall paint to refresh the space.

The functional updates throughout paired with beautiful finishes make for a cohesive and timeless family home - and we are so thrilled with the result!

Creating beautiful + functional family homes is our super power, and we rely on our tried and true processes + transparent communication to make the process as seamless as possible. Reach out to our Marin interior design studio to discuss how we can create the timeless and functional family home you daydream about.

After photography by Jessica Brydson.


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