Beautified Bed & Breakfast
Adriel Cogdal, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, CAPS, NKBA, CLIPP
Adriel Designs, Costa Mesa, CA
Dating from the 1960s, this Fullerton, CA house serves a unique function as an active bed and breakfast. The owner of the home wanted to deliver an elevated and ever-evolving experience that would bring guests back to stay again and again, updating a portion of the house each year. This time, it was the kitchen’s turn. The goal for the remodel was to create a contemporary kitchen that worked with the Asian-inspired décor in the rest of the house, but more than that, it had to be a kitchen that could work hard to serve the guests and would be easy to maintain.
Designer Adriel Cogdal, CID, CAPS, encountered challenges from the outset – including load-bearing posts and a water heater that couldn’t be relocated, a ceiling that couldn’t be raised and an AC return in the floor – but some clever solutions prevailed. The AC return was concealed by a cabinet, while unobstructed, efficient paths around the island and post were ensured. Cleaf cabinetry, a Blanco sink and Dekton countertops ensure both style and ease of cleaning and maintenance, while a Wolf range and Bosch microwave drawer and dishwasher will be able to keep up with the demands of a working bed and breakfast.