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Noteworthy Kitchens: 1926 Spanish Style Kitchen

This California Spanish Style Charmer is lovely! I have a special love of these homes. My grandmother had one. I moved into one many years ago and still miss it today. (Except for the closets which were always a narrow impossible skinny space behind a single narrow door. Did people back in the 30’s have less clothes? But the closets did have a window!) The charm of these homes cannot be missed. The Malibu Pottery Tile, the coved ceilings, the arched entrances. Muy bonito!

The Oakland Homeowners (see Contra Costa Times for full article), have completed a kitchen renovation beautifully that accomplished two things: provided a better layout for the kitchen while respecting the style of the home. Good job!

It looks like they used either a blind corner cabinet or voided the corner. (I think I have something against lazy susans lately). I prefer drawers where ever I can get them in.

Also note: the end panel at the refrigerator is deeper than 24″ to allow the counter top to die into the panel. Good detail. Great space to hang the pot rack.

I wonder if the kitchen sink used to be located between the two windows? Typical for this floor plan. The range is an interesting option in this space however…The thing I may have suggested against is the tab top curtains. I don’t want anything blowing in the wind that is anywhere near an open flame. Especially next to a Wolf Pro Range.


Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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