Contemporary California Craftsman Kitchen
Annette Slatic had a very clear vision of how she wanted her house to look, and credits her architect, Architects Magnus, with making it come to life. New construction on an existing slab, the home was designed to blend into an older neighborhood while providing a contemporary feel.
One of Annette’s goals was to get the greatest possible value for her dollar. When she contacted CliqStudios for a quote, her kitchen designer Carl was, with only a few minor changes in the architect’s cabinet layout, able to use our semi-custom cabinets to complete the kitchen design. Carl worked directly with the contractor, Integrity Restoration, to finalize the order for finishing pieces that would be used to build the wine cooler cabinet and tub surround.
Open shelves provide an uncluttered look and a mount for task lighting.
Deep drawer bases on the kitchen’s perimeter and in the opposing island and cabinets in the butler’s pantry/entry provide ample storage for dinnerware, pots and pans and dry food. allowing Annette to forego wall cabinets in lieu of open shelves for a clean, dressy look.
The deep furniture-style island, built from drawer-base cabinets, provides ample space for storage, food preparation, serving and dining. This view from the living area shows off the glossy tile wall, a showpiece interrupted only by open shelves and a single glass-door cabinet.
Annette was pleased at how well the architect provided the contemporary space she wanted while honoring the Craftsman tradition of the original structure and integrating smoothly into an older neighborhood.
Carl suggested a slight modification to the architect’s plan for the butlers pantry/entry, increasing the width of the stacked cabinets next to the refrigerator to balance the space and provide more efficient storage.
The installer, an accomplished cabinetmaker, commented on the high quality of CliqStudios cabinets. He used matching finished fillers and panels to create this custom wine cooler surround and contemporary crown molding dictated in the architect’s plan.
The contemporary Craftsman look continued through the bath, where the double vanity and tub surround were created from black Shaker cabinets (CliqStudios Dayton Painted Carbon) and matching trim.
Annette commented, “My architect, Hector Magnus, made my vision come to life. His direction and guidance kept everything on track. My building contractor, Integrity Restoration, has the most honest, reliable people – they truly care about you and your home.” She continued to say, “The cabinet installer was very pleased with the quality of the cabinets, and I enjoyed shopping for tile at International Bath and Tile, where Lauren and Jerry provide excellent design direction.”
Jim Taylor, project manager for Integrity Restoration, speaks positively of working with CliqStudios, saying, “the designer, Carl, was helpful, the quality was good, and materials arrived as scheduled.”
CliqStudios designer Carl A. Smith III has professional or personal experience in nearly every aspect of construction, from architectural drawing through finish carpentry. He finds that diverse experience serves him well when helping clients with remodeling and new construction projects. He has achieved the following National Kitchen and Bath Association certifications: Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bath Designer (CBD).