Budget Breakdown: A Cramped Eichler Kitchen Gets a $49K Refresh

Budget Breakdown: A Cramped Eichler Kitchen Gets a $49K Refresh

By Michele Koh Morollo
In San Jose, California, interior designer Cathie Hong opens up a dim, confined kitchen to better serve a young family.

A 150-square-foot kitchen in a 1963 Eichler home in San Jose, California, has been transformed into a bright, functional, family-friendly space. Renovated once in the ‘80s, the previous kitchen had an L-shaped design that the owners wanted to replace with an island and breakfast counter for better circulation. They needed additional counter and storage space while keeping the kitchen open and uncluttered.

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