LL Kitchen

LL Kitchen

The family who plays together, stays together. This family lives that mantra with three simultaneous generations, but the kitchen doesn’t support their typical gatherings. Five children need room to roam, help in the kitchen and do homework while parents and grandparents assist and tend the family business. How does a busy family multi-task effectively? They remove a wall to create a double “L” kitchen island to blend and separate activities.


San Antonio, TX (Designed 2012; Built 2012)


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Personalized new home!


805SF; kitchen, pantry, bath and office remodel

Client’s Style:

less is more


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs, The Advisor

Lifestyle Features:
  • large cook and serve island to satisfy bar or table dining
  • convert storage room into home office
  • create homework desk within view of cooking station
  • open kitchen-dining space to create more space from existing
  • new bulk-storage pantry for big family stock
  • custom china cabinet for heirloom china
  • integral countertop drain board
Environment Solutions:
  • low-maintenance cabinet (paint) and counter (granite) finishes to support high-use and quick clean-up
  • low-maintenance floor tile for durability and longevity
  • energy star appliances to reduce energy consumption
  • minimal paths between appliances to increase efficiency
Community Influence
  • integrate new style with existing home
  • avoid disturbing exterior wall
  • reuse existing brick to finish new window
  • replace tile throughout main area to maintain visual continuity

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