What were the main challenges with the original kitchen?
The kitchen was small, severly outdated and completely enclosed. We took out as many walls as possible to create an open-concept kitchen and dining and living space with views that could be enjoyed from anywhere.
What was your overall vision for the space?
We wanted a modern look with a focus on West Coast materials so the kitchen would blend into the natural surroundings.
Where did you save and where did you splurge?
The porcelain tile backpslash looks like marble but costs a fraction of the price of a stone slab. We also found interesting lighting from a local supplier that was reasonably priced. One splurge was the waterfall countertops, which basically doubled our material costs but were so worth it for the overall look.