Blueprint for Improvement: Warm and welcoming Carmel kitchen


Built in Carmel’s Eden Estates neighborhood in 1980, this home’s owners were looking to improve the kitchen’s functionality and update the room’s style — without losing the room’s warm and inviting character.

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  • The fridge and double ovens once dominated the space, interrupting the room’s flow. Relocating the appliances increased the amount of counterspace, improving the kitchen’s functionality and aesthetic.
  • Glass, stone and ceramic mosaic tile behind the range creates a beautiful focal point that unifies the room’s color palette.
  • Removing the soffits provided ample room for taller cabinets, creating the illusion of a higher ceiling while increasing the kitchen’s storage space.
  • Organizational additions — including a pull-out spice rack, cantilevered drawer organizers and a knife block drawer — ensure everything has its place.

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