A Showcase View
“My favorite part was here before we got there,” said designer Lance Stratton of Studio Stratton, who completed this kitchen redesign. With a view of Point Loma bay in San Diego, this previously closed-in kitchen opened up to show off its best vantage point.
Fully integrated refrigerators are set near the deck for convenience to the outside. The walnut wood cabinetry is repeated on the island to break up the white kitchen.
A part of the galley-like kitchen remains to keep some prep work separate from plain view. A pantry, sink and dishwasher are hidden back in this section.
The wraparound cabinetry features a wet bar with open and glass shelving. A 600-bottle wine room is directly adjacent.
“You have a real indoor/outdoor feel because of [the sliding glass door],” explained Stratton. ”We probably quadrupled the relationship with the environment.”
A variety of lights, including pendants, wall sconces and recessed cans, can illuminate the space for different occasions and times of the day. “This layering of lighting helps this relationship with the other rooms so it’s not distracting when the focus is in the living room and the kitchen takes a backseat,” he added.