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Walnut Creek Transitional Kitchen and Great Room Remodel

An open concept kitchen and living space continues to be a popular trend in interior design. Not surprisingly, this Walnut Creek homeowner came to Gayler looking for help to renovate their kitchen and living space with an open floor design in mind.

Walnut Creek Transitional Kitchen and Great Room Remodel
Walnut Creek Transitional Kitchen and Great Room Remodel
Walnut Creek Transitional Kitchen and Great Room Remodel


Several walls divided the kitchen, dining room, family room and living room. Moreover, the homeowners were missing out on enjoying the stunning California sunsets from their kitchen, so opening up their space and enlarging the living room windows were driving forces for the remodel.


Gayler started by removing the wall that separated the hall from the kitchen. This gave us the openness to create a larger more functional island that comfortably sits three. Then, Gayler removed the wall to the far right of the kitchen sink, giving enough room to extend the length of the kitchen. Gayler also removed the angled soffit to allow for a smoother, more visually appealing, open space.

The luxury details found in this kitchen remodel include Precision custom cabinetry finished in ‘Swiss Coffee’, a perimeter countertop made out of a porcelain slab by Dekton from the Stonika Collection—color ‘Sogne’; and a contrasting island countertop made of polished Nevaska Granite, with a thicker 2-½” full bullnose edge. The full height backsplash is a honed Carrara Marble tile, 4”x12”, installed in a brick pattern.

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Note: Porcelain is a durable man-made stone that resembles natural marble or granite. It’s an excellent option for kitchens, as it has heat resistant properties like natural stone. Other man-made materials like Quartz have resin components that limit the heat you can subject them to.

Other features included new high-end appliances, a wine refrigerator and engineered wood flooring throughout.


This home received new life and character with clearly defined entertaining and dining spaces, and a proper chef’s kitchen. A particular remodeling favorite was the movement and deep vibrant color of the porcelain countertops that contrasted so well with the kitchen cabinets.

The overall design aesthetic created a feeling of calm and excitement—a place our clients expressed an interest in relaxing in and sharing with friends and family, particularly for watching the sunset.

Wait There’s More!

Explore this homeowner’s Hall and Guest Bathroom Remodel, also provided by Gayler Design Build and part of this renovation.

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