Comfortable & Sophisticated Casita: A Modern Before & After

Affinity Designer Norman McLash collaborated with Amy Klosterman from AB Design Elements to make this casita feel more like home and to bring the look into line with the stylish main house.

The positioning of the small L-shaped island made the entire space awkward. We removed the cabinetry along an entire wall and relocated the sink in order to make space for a new, larger island.

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Modern Kitchen Design
After
Modern Kitchen Design

Although the casita is small, the ceilings are quite tall. The new design takes advantage of the height to make the space feel more open.

The freestanding walnut waterfall countertop rolls out on retractable wheels to optimize kitchen seating, and slides back to overlap the island when not in use. The result is a more functional, open and interesting space.

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Modern Kitchen Design
After
Modern Kitchen Design

The homeowner often hosts long-term guests so it was important to make the casita feel like home. We did this by creating multiple areas for eating, sitting and talking, each with comfortable seating, shelving and space for personal items.

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Modern Kitchen Design
After
Modern Kitchen Design

Our clients and their guests love their new comfortable and sophisticated casita.

 

Design Style Modern
Kitchen Design Norman McLash, Affinity Kitchens
Interior Design Amy Klosterman, AB Design Elements
Photography Scott Sandler
Cabinetry Crystal Cabinets, Natural Gray Oak
Wood Countertop Hallmark, 4″ Walnut
Hood Custom, Steel
Cook Top Wolf