So Cal Kitchen Designs
Check out our top 25 Southern California kitchen designs and remodels below. Click the links below to be taken directly to the project or scroll down the page to view them all!
- Yorba Linda Kitchen Wall Removal Makes Way for Great Room
- San Clemente Kitchen Remodel with Kitchen Island Removal
- Tustin Custom Kitchen Counter Design Meets Clients’ Needs
- San Clemente Farm House Kitchen Design Make Over
- Tustin Kitchen Remodel Adds Grand Island for Increased Use
- San Clemente Kitchen with Universal Design
- Dana Point Wall Removal Makes for Open Concept Kitchen
- Ladera Ranch Kitchen Makes Use of Glass Tiles
- Huntington Beach Kitchen Makeover Delivers Island
- Corona Del Mar Kitchen Renovation Delivers BIG Island
- San Juan Capistrano Small Kitchen Design
- Newport Coast Kitchen Extension
- Irvine Kitchen Remodel & Dream Island
- San Clemente Double Decker Island Design
- Classic Irvine Kitchen Remodel
- Huntington Beach White & Copper Kitchen Design
- Newport Beach Kitchen Design
- Traditional Anaheim Kitchen Remodel
- Corona Del Mark Makeover Makes Way for Work at Home
- Laguna Niguel Transitional Kitchen Delivers on Promise of Light
- Newport Beach Home Chef’s Kitchen Renovation
- Laguna Niguel Kitchen Remodel
- San Clemente Kitchen on Trend with Blue Accents
- Coto de Caza Glam Kitchen
- Laguna Niguel Kitchen Remodel
1. Yorba Linda Kitchen Wall Removal Makes Way for Great Room
This yummy Yorba Linda kitchen remodel pushed the limits with their design cravings and used incredible details that make this kitchen so beautiful. The gold Kohler kitchen faucet sets the stage for the rest of the complementary gold knobs and pulls. The use of the natural tones wicker pendants with the natural wood stool seating really contrasts well with the all white cabinetry and the custom flat black Omega cabinetry kitchen island with oodles of storage; another thing we love.
2. San Clemente Kitchen Design Remodel with Kitchen Island Removal
This San Clemente kitchen remodel set out to brighten up the 80s oak kitchen to a light and bright space to cook and gather. In addition to brightening up and updating colors and materials, this kitchen had a tiny kitchen island that had enough space for a bowl of fruit; this is common in kitchens designed in the 80s as kitchen islands were the hottest trend and everyone wanted one at all costs. And plenty of people didn’t have room for one, so tiny islands became a trend. We’re here to help design and reconfigure your space to meet your needs.
In this kitchen, the designer selected two-toned custom kitchen cabinetry which adds texture and richness to the design. Appliance garages were also utilized to keep the stunning kitchen counters as clean of clutter as possible. The sophisticated under cabinet lighting system really shows this space off. As well as the in cabinet lighting lets you feature beautiful pieces in your kitchen like art. The custom banquet cabinet here was the icing on the cake, giving this family ample storage…another thing we love about this kitchen remodel.
3. Tustin Custom Kitchen Counter Design Meets Clients’ Needs
This client had specific design challenges they wanted to work to solve. This included the short kitchen counter leaving an open space that was not usable. Prior to the remodel, the kitchen counter ended right where the sink is located in this picture and the sink was positioned further to the left and centered in front of the refrigerator. The designer added the peninsula cabinetry to add storage and facilitate usable space for casual dining and family cooking. The clients were thrilled with the outcome and extended their remodeling project to include French doors to the right of the peninsula and repave the patio as well as outdoor cabinetry with a built-in sink. More things we love, indoor and outdoor dining made seamless.
4. San Clemente Farm House Kitchen Design Make Over
This kitchen design was inspired by customizing most of the elements in the kitchen. The client loved custom features from the custom designed hood, custom kitchen island, floating shelves, and three-toned custom cabinet design. The three-toned cabinets really give this kitchen life and texture that adds intrigue. We love the Pottery Barn lighting pendants and they loved our kitchen design so much they gave us a shout out on Instagram. The kitchen island brackets also add to the depth and charm of this kitchen make over that we love so much.
5. Tustin Kitchen Remodel Adds Grand Island for Increased Use
This kitchen remodel used a large kitchen island to provide more dining space for large family gatherings as well as informal dining space. The designer utilized some amazing design techniques like the waterfall island countertop that goes down both sides of the island, giving you the feel of luxury and opulence that we love. The custom designed hood was made in our very own workshop by our talented craftsmen and matches the beautiful sink fixture. What you cannot see is the built in power outlets that are pressure released in the island countertops, giving you four more outlets. On the back of the island as well as the front apron, you will notice custom wood cabinetry that contrasts well with the white, black, and tan color palette.
6. San Clemente Kitchen with Universal Design
This home was designed from the floor up – or shall we say the below street up. This special home is one of the San Clemente homes on a hillside where there is no home behind so that the homes with south west facing yards have a view. This client made their view even better with a double decker deck and whole home remodel. This client challenged our designer to design their forever home where they will most likely need wheelchair access and supports for mobility issues. The above island was designed to have a wheelchair pull up to it and raise up to use as a dining location. All bathrooms are outfitted with pulls and seats in the showers as well as low thresholds to enter. We love that these clients will live in their dream home as long as they like!
7. Dana Point Wall Removal Makes for Open Concept Kitchen
This Dana Point kitchen remodel removed a wall to make an open concept kitchen / great room. There used to be a wall where you see the waterfall countertop above on the peninsula; the removal of this wall brightened the space and enabled better entertaining and communication flow from kitchen to living space. The waterfall design style with quarts provides for a lavish design element. And try if you will to find the refrigerator in the custom cabinet design, it’s pretty stealth. The island hosts a utility sink making it even more convenient to cook and prep with others in the kitchen. And we LOVE convenience.
8. Ladera Ranch Kitchen Makes Use of Glass Tiles
This Ladera Ranch kitchen remodeling project has a double decker island that hosts a sink. This design style keeps your sink and dishes out of the eyes of guests unless they are physically behind the island. The island design makes use of a partial waterfall design giving interest and saving the expense of going all the way to the floor. The use of glass subway tiles is stunning with and without the under counter lighting. When the under counter lighting is on, this backsplash illuminates and warms up the whole kitchen to a whole new feel that we LOVE. The designer also took the cabinetry all the way to the ceiling to provide the ample storage request by these clients.
9. Huntington Beach Kitchen Makeover Delivers Island
This Huntington Beach kitchen renovation gets a lot of attention in our marketing materials. It’s a smaller and more approachable kitchen size with some beautiful touches that really make it inviting. The original kitchen design had a peninsula. The designer removed the peninsula and added the island to make the kitchen more open and accessible to the adjacent living space. The smoky hills kitchen island is the perfect pop of color to add interest to an otherwise white kitchen. The microwave has been hidden in an island drawer cause bragging rights on these babies died somewhere in the 80s. On the opposite side of the island is a beverage center holding all of your favorite things. The designer also employed ceiling height white subway tile backsplash that makes the space feel bigger and more vast. Who doesn’t love bright and open spaces? We do!
10. Corona Del Mar Kitchen Renovation Delivers BIG Island
This kitchen is delightful in every way. The first thing you notice is that expansive tile backsplash in all of its glory going to the ceiling. The stately island also has room for the whole family to dine, play board games, or even work if necessary. The expansive floor to ceiling cabinetry provided the storage necessary for this avid home chef. The floating shelves add dimension and intrigue to the already stunning backsplash. The custom designed hood pays tribute to the traditional design of this kitchen by matching the crown moulding to the cabinet moulding. All three lighting types were used here from ambient, task, and accent lighting under the cabinetry. We’d love to cook amazing dinners in this kitchen remodel every single night!
11. San Juan Capistrano Small Kitchen Design
This San Juan Capistrano kitchen remodel project took a classic 80s brown kitchen and brightened it up. The designer used a three-toned cabinet approach combining the color of the year, blue with white and taupe cabinets. Due to the small size of this kitchen, the designer also removed a cabinet and used open shelves to make the small space feel more open. Secondary cabinetry was added by stacking onto where the cabinets originally stopped short of ceiling height and now the client has more storage space in their small kitchen and we all welcome more storage without taking more space away from something else. Win Win LOVE!
12. Newport Coast Kitchen Extension
This yummy Newport Coast kitchen remodel was inspired by nature with the design colors. The backsplash is a combination of blues, grays, and mirrored textures that reflect the sunshine. The warm wood cabinet tones and flooring give you the feeling of sand and are easy on the maintenance since this is by the beach. Half the kitchen is out of site of the living space and half is accessible, giving you good prep area to keep the entertaining area free from prep work. Some of the design detail we pride ourselves on and love is the backsplash detail at the double decker bar area on the left – these details are what design greatness is made from and we LOVE our designers, they’re the best you’ll find.
13. Irvine Kitchen Remodel & Dream Island
This Irvine kitchen remodel is the largest kitchen island we have designed. This is a 10 x 10 island with seating for 10 (The Brady Bundh would fit and Alice could even dine with the Bradys). This kitchen was previously enclosed and while it had the exposed wood ceilings, it was being hidden behind large soffits in the kitchen. The designer removed the soffits as well as 2 walls to open this space to his dining area and living space. The one design request this client had was to keep their original glass blocks as it was sentimental that his late wife had personally selected these and it reminded him of her daily and he loved it. While we love reinventing space, we admire and often are inspired by something special to someone. Be sure to share your stories with your designer, you never know where it will take you. And we love inspired designs.
14. San Clemente Double Decker Island Design
This San Clemente Double decker island and galley style kitchen open up to a large living space making this an entertainers paradise. The two-toned and two-stoned island make use of custom Omega cabinets with quartz on the lower level countertop and a unique custom selected stone on the top bar area. This client had 2 ovens installed side by side and ample floor to ceiling cabinetry. Custom wood insets frame the kitchen window making this kitchen feel extra custom and detailed. And where there is detail, there is stunning design and we love that.
15. Classic Irvine Kitchen Remodel
This Irvine kitchen make over provided what everyone needed this year – working space at home. While it was a trend of the past to have a desk in your kitchen, we found the demand increase this year for the number of clients that requested a desk in their kitchen. The desk in the above kitchen is to the left of the kitchen island and has ample filing and drawer space to be a fully functional office. This traditional kitchen uses two-toned cabinetry and different quartz color on the perimeter than on the island. The designer used glass translucent backsplash that illuminates when the under cabinet lighting is turned on. The sandy colored vinyl flooring ties it all together and is easy maintenance as you can mop it and not worry about spills. We love things that make life easier – we hope you do too!
16. Huntington Beach White & Copper Kitchen Design
This Huntington Beach kitchen remodel is an example of that perfect whitest of white kitchens. One of our favorite things in this kitchen is the white subway backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling above the cabinetry with crown moulding adorning the top of the backsplash. The copper pulls provide a crisp and clean look in this whitest of white kitchens. The floating shelves break up the white wash for some color display as well as it adds texture and depth which always elevate design. Depending on the clients design style, you’ll also note you can place plants or other design pieces above the existing cabinetry as though its a shelf. The bright white quartz countertops add to this white on white impact with a luxury feel. We love luxury!
17. Newport Beach Kitchen Design
This Newport Beach remodel project opened up a galley kitchen by removing a wall which also removed cabinets, so we had to make up for that with ceiling height cabinets on the existing wall and island storage. In addition, the designer moved the oven to an adjacent wall, giving storage space under the range. This design also gives the client seating space at the island for additional dining space. One of the many things we love in this kitchen is the utility cabinets on both sides of the oven for utensils; small and convenient with everything you need out of the way but handy when you need these items by the stove.
18. Traditional Anaheim Kitchen Remodel
This traditional design style kitchen is an l-shaped which poses many challenges that the designer embraced. This kitchen remodel incorporates a very long kitchen island with ample storage and counterspace for the whole Brady Bunch to make cookies on. If you look closely you’ll also note that the pulls are different materials (crystal and metallic) and this plays classically with the faux brick backsplash for more texture and design elements. We love all of the design textures used in this kitchen and the amazing amount of light provided by adding another window in this kitchen.
19. Corona Del Mark Makeover Makes Way for Work at Home
Another kitchen remodel that asked for a desk or home office to be designed for work from home needs. This kitchen design also used ceiling height cabinetry to provide plenty of storage for the client. The island hosts the sink and a gorgeous quartz countertop surface that complements the solid black perimeter quartz material used. You can also see the shift in this kitchen from the formerly popular cupboards with shelves to drawers that are easier to see into and find what you are looking for when you need it. No more flashlights in this kitchen and we love that!
20. Laguna Niguel Transitional Kitchen Delivers on Promise of Light
This Laguna Niguel kitchen remodel is one of the whitest of white flavors with a touch of tan. The designer was asked to preserve the original flooring and to brighten up this kitchen. You can see the kitchen island has storage that is accessible from both the front and back of the island making it convenient to access that one item way in the back…or shall we say front now. The tan glass subway tiles brighten up this space along with the large kitchen window that lets the sunshine reflect off of them. The island has room for seating on 3 sides, giving you more dining space or prep space or general entertaining. Islands really are for appetizers, aren’t they? That’s what we call entertaining. And we love entertaining.
21. Newport Beach Home Chef’s Kitchen Renovation
This home chef’s kitchen remodel was as fun to design as it is beautiful and functional for cooking the most exquisite meals. The pot filler was one of the many gourmet requests this client had along with more prep space; the designer added a small kitchen island that can be used for prep space or in kitchen dining. The designer also employed the use of appliance garages with electrical outlets to keep countertops clean at all times as well as keep your toast and coffee on queue without inconvenience. And we all agree we love convenience!
22. Laguna Niguel Kitchen Remodel
This Laguna Niguel kitchen remodel was part of an expansive whole home remodel. We absolutely love how the designer used the same quartz countertop material on the island as well as the backsplash. This implementation makes the space feel vast and lush. The white and bright material is complemented by the beautiful wood cabinetry and flooring. What you cannot see here is the wall dividing the space between the living room with a 2-sided fireplace. Imagine waking up to a kitchen with a fireplace on a cold winter morning. Dare to dream – we love this!
23. San Clemente Kitchen on Trend with Blue Accents
This San Clemente kitchen remodeling project combines incredible color and texture. The blue island and hood bring this kitchen to life. The backsplash complements the textures perfectly with a stone texture and gray-blue coloring. The natural wood flooring match the beam in this kitchen and were intentionally designed to draw your eye to that beautiful existing beam. We love the natural color combined with the blue to deliver a beautiful kitchen remodel.
24. Coto de Caza Glam Kitchen
This kitchen is breath taking and over the top. A case study is coming soon to show exactly how much extravagant custom detail exists. From dual islands to 3 ovens, one electric oven and 2 gas ovens to 4 stunning pendant lights over the dual islands that house dual dishwashers. The custom oven and hood house a hibachi cook top as well as a grill. Each side of each island houses storage for kitchen equipment as well as spice cabinets. There’s a full-sized custom beverage center that illuminates in multiple colors. The custom beverage center is lined in the same marble that is on the countertops of the island and perimeter. The mosaic backsplash has mirrored stone that lights up as you walk by it through the natural reflection of sunlight. The fridge and freezer are built in surrounding the custom beverage center providing a gorgeous look that we love.
25. Laguna Niguel Kitchen Remodel
This kitchen remodeling project removed a wall and relocated a stairway to provide this client with an open concept kitchen. This enabled the client to have a full sized wine refrigerator, generous island, and floor to ceiling cabinets. This client is a big cook and went for the pot filler splurge with backsplash full height. Clearly this client is an entertainer with the features we have called out and they have the perfect island to place their appetizers on. And well, you know we love appetizers.