Great Room Kitchen Addition


Weiss Residence
2016 | Fletcher Hills, El Cajon, CA

This project was a major kitchen remodel and room addition. The client’s vision and need was to create a great room that included a relocated kitchen. The addition only added 6 feet to one entire side of the home, but the technical difficulties of the project were substantial. The client wanted a clear open room with no posts holding up the old or new ridge beam. All the other contractors who consulted with this client told the client the normal way of doing this job: remove the entire old ridge beam and roof structure, and rebuild the entire roof over the area that included a new larger ridge beam.

Condo Modern Kitchen & Baths Remodel


Masson-Johnson Residence
2016 | Chula Vista, CA

As is the norm in most kitchen projects, the kitchen upgrade included getting more countertops and storage areas in the right places to make the kitchen a lot more functional than the typical builder layout. Even though this condo kitchen was not very big to start with, it was expanded by using space the builder had left for an in-kitchen eating table that was in the way of the sliding glass door, and never used for a table by this owner. We put the wall ovens on that unused wall to free up more storage near the cooktop for pots and pans. The unique and custom corner sink application in this kitchen allowed very good use of counter and storage on both sides of the sink. Note the angled wire baskets under the sink to utilize the sink cabinet for storage.

Transitional 1930’s Kitchen Remodel


Lynch-Baranoff Residence
2015 | La Mesa, CA

This homeowners primary issue was finding a way to enlarge the 1930’s kitchen in their home and open it up more to the dining area. The home was a 2 bedroom 1 and ¾ bath home with a full detached basement (not connected by interior stairs) containing another ¾ bath, laundry, and potential living space or bedroom that we remodeled a year after this kitchen project.

Weathered and Distressed Bird Sanctuary Kitchen


Like most of my clients, the kitchen was the focal point of their most precious activities and interactions. They needed a more functional kitchen that would make their time spent in the room more enjoyable. This couple had two passions that were the focus of this project: wine (and the food that goes with it) and their collection of exotic birds.Our challenge was to create a new kitchen in the same place that did not feel and look as cramped as the original.

North Clairemont Retro Kitchen


Bennett Residence
2012 | Clairemont Mesa

This home is located in the north Clairemont area, built sometime in the early 1960’s. It had original cabinets and countertops, and it just basically needed an upgrade. The client was striving for a retro look and wanted a very simple sleek and modern cabinet style to go with the retro look of tile counters and white appliances, avoiding the current Stainless Steel trend. The flooring looks like slate and is textured like slate, but it’s actually luxury vinyl tile (LVT). I love that product, it’s a great solution. In this particular case, it was put in over a slab floor, so it was easy to install and resulted in a feel that’s very soft on the feet. It’s a commercial-grade product, so it looks and wears very, very well.