This majestic mid century home sits atop the Studio City hills. The residence had not been updated in quite some time, so even though it provided a great base from which to build on, it lacked in freshness and personality. The main challenge became turning this home into an inviting and fun entertainment home, but yet comfortable and warm enough to accommodate this young couple and their two young children. A great deal of thought went into the layout and design to provide adequate living and entertainment space while at the same time ensuring their very active children had plenty of space to call their own and thrive. This was achieved by having designated "kids areas" with very accessible and easy storage solutions.
JDR Design was recently approached by HGTV to be part of their highly successful and popular series House Hunters Renovation. It was a great opportunity for us to showcase our work and have quite a bit of fun while doing it.
The Baxter St kitchen project consisted of a complete redesign and remodel of the existing kitchen space. The existing small kitchen space and adjoining dining area lacked personality, warmth, and above all,functionality. Through a very conscious study of the space, as well as closely listening to the clients requests for the new desired space, JDR Design was able to provide these proud new owners a very successful layout and most importantly, a highly functional kitchen and dining space.
You don't need a big space to make a big splash! Cold Canyon Rd was a great project for us. The initial kitchen space was quite small, dark, and highly nonfunctional for the clients. Our goal was to borrow as much space as possible and also add some natural light to grow the space. We achieved this by removing the existing walk-in Pantry and replacing it with built-in Pantry/Refrigerator wall. By centering the new Island rather than keeping the existing 'L' configuration, we were able to create a better work flow around the kitchen, while at the same creating plenty of working counter surface.
"Jorge really listens to what our style preference is and encourages as much communication about our needs as possible.
He really helped organize the process with the contractor. I know he prevented many arguments between my hubby and I as well.
I highly recommend Jorge and feel you can't go wrong in working with him."