Philippines Remodeling

In this Orinda, California, Philippines remodeling kitchen, chatting with the cook is easy and comfortable: There's a built-in couch right near the range. It's one of the highlights of a remodel that opened up a 300-square-foot kitchen. The kitchen was formerly part of a long corridor that connected the living room with a small breakfast room. One wall of the kitchen hid a stairway.

Architect extended the kitchen into the former breakfast room so there would be more space to chop, cook, and spread out appliances in an L-shaped layout. This change allowed her to open up the stairway, turning the railings into an architectural Philippines remodeling feature and dramatically expanding the space. The new kitchen is about 430 square feet.

The railings and the cabinet that forms the back of the couch establish a subtle horizontal banding that repeats throughout the kitchen, helping to unify the space.

Seattle architects Philippines remodeling opened this 250-square-foot galley-style kitchen to adjacent rooms and used subtle level changes to define each area. The flexible plan makes the space ideal for breakfast for 1 or a dinner party for 10.

The kitchen now overlooks the dining room, which in turn opens to a terrace via large lift-and-slide glass doors, making both Philippines remodeling interior spaces feel larger. "I like to blur the line between interior and exterior space where appropriate". The pivoting floor-to-ceiling windows at opposite ends of the kitchen also accomplish this. The large single panes ensure that there is no visual interruption between inside and outside. By pivoting out from the bottom and in from the top, the windows allow air to circulate without letting in rain, making them particularly appropriate for Seattle's climate.

The change in floor level--the kitchen is two steps above the dining Philippines remodeling room--is key to how the space functions. "The sight lines are such that when seated at the dining table, you aren't looking right into the dirty dishes". The elevation also gives the homeowner an enviable vantage point from the range.


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(For Manila and surrounding)
American Design Construction
#92 Ordoņez St. corner Maroon St.
Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
(For Cebu, Bohol, Negros, Leyte)
ET & p Design & Construction
#888 Katugasan, Casili
Consolacion, Cebu
(For Baguio and surrounding)
RA Gacoscos Construction
#99 Greenwater Village
Baguio City, Philippines
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(For Davao / Mindanao)
Raul G. Anuada (Realtor & Civil Engineer)
Unit 162, 16/F Landco PDCP Corporate Center
J.P. Laureal Ave., Bajada
Davao City



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