Palo Alto, California
2020 Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Interior $250,001 to $500,000
The existing kitchen was dark, narrow and cut off from the rest of the house. Dated cabinets were lacking in storage and countertops were inadequate. By removing a 16-foot-long wall, the space opened up to the adjacent family room, allowing space for a large island facing the TV. Removing the entry closet improves traffic flow and makes the space feel less confined. Universal Design elements also were incorporated for the couple as they age in place. Now the cook can enjoy meal preparation with his grandkids in the family room.