Sunny Yellow Retro KitchenTraditional Kitchen, San Diego

For a client with an enthusiastic appreciation of retro design, this sunny ode to kitchens of the past is a cheerful and comforting retreat for today. The client wanted a kitchen that creatively expressed her fun, unconventional taste while providing all the modern conveniences of a contemporary home.

Space was borrowed from an existing office to provide more open area and easier navigation in the kitchen. Bright, optimistic yellow sets the tone in the room, with retro-inspired appliances in buttery yellow chosen as key elements of the design. A generous apron-front farm sink gleams with clean white enameled cast iron and is outfitted with a rare retro faucet with spray and scrub brush attachments. Black trim against the yellow ceramic tile countertops defines the kitchen’s lines. Simple maple cabinetry painted white with black ceramic knobs provides a modern level of storage.

Playful positioning of contrasting tiles on the floor presents a modern, quirky interpretation of the traditional checkerboard pattern in this classic kitchen with an original point of view.

Inspiration for a traditional u-shaped separate kitchen in San Diego with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, tile benchtops, yellow splashback, subway tile splashback, coloured appliances, multi-coloured floor and yellow benchtop. —  Houzz
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Evander McDonald wrote:21June,2017
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    Jackson Design & Remodeling
    3 years ago

    Hello, Thank you for your question! The flooring is from Flooring San Diego.

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GleeAnne added this to gleeanne's ideas22 July 2020

Yellow backsplash with line & edge of black

swensen5 added this to Refreshment Area27 May 2020

Shaped island—how about a kidney-shaped counter?

Kit added this to Kitchen5 May 2020

Love the counters and curved bar