We have a 1970’s built hacienda style house. We would like to remodel the kitchen, with an updated, high-end appearance and still honor the south Texas hacienda style.
We want to open one wall of the kitchen to the courtyard hall, which will make the whole house feel larger and allow us to look out to the courtyard through the glass doors along the hallway. Our idea for where the wall is now is to replace it with a long granite island with seating along the courtyard side and a gas cooktop in the middle. We also want to tear down the walls separating the bar and the butler’s pantry and open that area into the kitchen as well in order to have one large space. We would also like to remove the current counter peninsula that separates the breakfast room from the kitchen. This would open up the breakfast room, which is currently very tight and uncomfortable.
The refrigerator is against the wall that backs to the courtyard, which is one of the walls we want to remove; so it would need to be relocated, probably to the wall that becomes available where the bar and butler’s pantry are now. It would be nice to have the refrigerator and cabinetry along that wall with a fairly seamless appearance. The microwave would also need to move to another location, and we would prefer for it to be placed at counter height or above.
We want to incorporate upscale appliances and possibly include some interesting architectural features and lighting and/or faux wood beams, similar to the ones used in our dining room and living room (see photos).
We would also like to remove the current Saltillo tile and replace it with a light color travertine floor throughout the kitchen and breakfast room as well as the hallway. However, since we have Saltillo tile in many areas throughout the house, we may want to have some Saltillo accent tiles to help integrate with other areas of the house.
The ceiling height in the entire area is 11 ft., except for the area just above the wall adjacent to the courtyard hall, which is a wall we want to remove. The ceiling above that wall is dropped a foot for an air conditioning shaft, which we plan to have rerouted into the attic. In addition to travertine flooring, we like finishes such as stacked travertine wall finishes, wrought iron, and exposed brick, like the brick wall in the dining room. We are not opposed to stucco; however, since the house does not currently have any stucco accents, it might be difficult to make that fit in well.
Looking for a design that is cohesive with the rest of the house. Clearly functional with interesting architectural features and materials.
(1) PLAN VIEW: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(2) SECTION/ELEVATION VIEWS: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(X) EYE LEVEL INTERIOR VIEWS
MATERIALS FROM CLIENT
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