The kitchen is practically universally regarded as the focal issue of our households. And since it’s exactly where all people appears to be to congregate, the space must operate not only as a food stuff planning space but also as the hub of activity for spouse and children and friends. 

Although the current inclination to combine the kitchen, dining, and living spots into primarily a person big house continues to be well-liked, some delicate adjustments are becoming thought of. To decrease the noise and visible litter of the kitchen, close by residing rooms are becoming additional outlined with various ceiling heights and comprehensive-height walls. Another style tactic incorporates a “back” or “messy” kitchen that delivers sufficient counter space and cabinet storage and often has an excess sink, dishwasher, and probably some compact appliances. 

Of study course, roomy pantries and entry to outdoor entertaining areas carry on to be high on buyers’ would like lists—all of which our style and design staff offers in houses ranging from a renovated one-family members device to an connected townhome.


Westerly Leading Selection, Strategy 6150 

DESIGNER: Seth Hart, DTJ Layout[email protected], 303.443.7533

Dimensions: Width: 50 feet / Depth: 75 ft / Living spot: 3,982 sf

Intended with connection and leisure in brain, this kitchen area delivers huge on both fronts when working as the heart of the household.


The L-formed living configuration, with the dining to the side (revealed in photograph, earlier mentioned) and the residing location to the rear, spots the kitchen at the centre of the motion and serves as the life-style hub, no issue the situation.

Seating is presented on two sides of the island to assist aid dialogue, so whether it is informal eating or web hosting a cocktail occasion, this kitchen area has you protected. 

A “back” kitchen area functions as an more function station/tech area or dirty/catering kitchen and offers a large walk-in pantry for a assortment of storage demands.

Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150 kitchen design by DTJ Design

A  10-by-5-foot island with seating

B  Stroll-in pantry/Costco closet

C  Back kitchen/flex space presents adaptability for a variety of life style requirements

Barn door offers privateness in the again kitchen area (images, down below) for getting a call or hiding soiled dishes

The kitchen and view to the back kitchen in DTJ Design's Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150


The kitchen in DTJ Design's Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150


Silver Lake Home

DESIGNER: Yonatan Pressman, Studio Pressman, hi [email protected], 818.929.4046

Dimensions: Width: 24 toes, 4 inches / Depth: 58 toes, 2 inches / Living place: 2,711 sf

The homeowners, a youthful relatives, experienced outgrown their cramped, century-outdated, 1,400-sq.-foot hillside bungalow in the coveted Silver Lake region of Los Angeles. The principal goals of the renovation have been to produce a kitchen that would be the heart of life in the house and major visitor suites.

Studio Pressman Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel
The kitchen and eating areas get plentiful normal gentle from a number of skylights. / Shots: Sara Tramp, Tramp Studio

While the existing home experienced just a number of Spanish touches—a stucco finish and a couple terra-cotta, barrel roof tiles—the fast neighborhood experienced quite a few examples of Mission-fashion architecture. In homage, the rework included interval detailing when preserving the minimal, volumetric simplicity of the California Mission fashion.

Cautious rearrangement of the existing inside partition walls and a 900-sq.-foot, two-story addition on the side of the property gave the consumers a major suite, guest suite, and the roomy eat-in kitchen area they ideal.

The kitchen island in Studio Pressman's design for a Silver Lake residence remodel


Abundant natural light in the Studio Pressman design for a Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel


Studio Pressman Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel plan


A  An elliptical archway results in an inviting tactic to the expansive kitchen

B  The 360-sq.-foot kitchen characteristics two huge skylights, wood French doorways, casement home windows, and wood flooring in a chevron pattern 

C  The island’s vast-plank oak top rated is an inviting room for everyday family members foods and research, though an inset cupboard next to the fridge cleverly conceals a small stroll-in pantry

French doors open up to the 190-square-foot protected terrace

A skylight-lit stair prospects to lessen-amount dwelling spaces and the rear yard


DESIGNER: Mike Latimer, TK Design & Associates, [email protected], 248.446.1960

Dimensions: Width: 102 ft / Depth: 75 toes /Living location: 3,480 sf

Kitchens are the heart of the house and have turn out to be ever more open up above the past handful of a long time. However, kitchen area design has turn into a bit predictable.

The most widespread strategy is to have a person significant, rectangular island and an L-shaped kitchen, but this kitchen area style will take a various tack when remaining open and airy.

The kitchen in TK Design's Sarah house plan


TK Design & Associates' Sarah house plan focusing on the kitchen



Vast, arched entrances celebrate arrival into the kitchen from each sides

The kitchen area is open to the loved ones space, producing a wonderful house running entrance to back on this conclusion of the dwelling

C  A beamed cathedral ceiling presents an abundance of quantity that grows the area visually

D  Matching significant home windows about the kitchen sink and in the living area flood the room with pure light-weight

A double island provides a good deal of floor area for prepping and serving foods


The kitchen and living space in TK Design's Sarah house plan


By Ellie