How do you create a contemporary San Francisco kitchen remodel out of an Edwardian or Victorian home? We have become pros at transforming old Bay Area kitchens into beautiful, spacious, efficient and utilitarian spaces for cooking and entertaining. Sometimes we tear down walls to get there and sometimes it’s a simple change of materials to brighten up the room. If you’re gathering inspiration for San Francisco kitchen remodels, check out some of our favorite projects with professional tips on how to pull it off.
Our Favorite San Francisco Kitchen Remodels
A galley kitchen is a great way to keep everyone close, especially when it flows seamlessly into the breakfast nook and family room.
How do you add character to a white kitchen? Subway tiles paired with grey Caesarstone and wood chopping block countertops do the trick.
Go for white cabinets and clean lines to give your kitchen a contemporary look. To make it feel warm and welcoming, use key wood accents such as this black walnut island and vertical grain douglas fir cabinetry. (Hint: we tore down a wall to make this kitchen extra expansive.)
This is one of our most talked about kitchens for a reason: the blue accent wall pops off the clean lines and muted color palette.
Looking to bring more natural light into your kitchen? Try floating the top cabinets to allow for some extra window space.
Want a lot of cooking appliances without the clutter? Try hiding your hard-piped espresso machine, warming oven, microwave and bread drawer behind white lacquered cabinets.
Contemporary kitchens don’t have to be without color: purple cabinets are a nice compliment to Navajo white walls. (Hint: for added character, find a bold light fixture or hanging sculpture a la Calder.)
For a blend of traditional and contemporary, we call on white and grey paneled cabinetry and a marble backsplash.
Floating walnut shelves are the perfect modern touch to any kitchen. Brass fixtures against a marble island countertop are both contemporary and sophisticated.
Sometimes big families call for a big kitchen island. With bar stools and a sink, this island is a functional and beautiful centerpiece to the family hub.
Still looking for some nods to traditional architecture? Decorative island legs and a custom range hood balance the new and old.