Poway home’s remodeled kitchen is up for national design award

Semi-retirees Steve and Barbara Velazquez said they enjoy hosting their large extended family in their Poway home.

But the frequent gathering spot, their relatively dark and dated kitchen, was not as hospitable as the rest of their Old World-styled home that has undergone several renovations over their 30 years there.

“We have a large family and host a lot of family functions at the house,” Steve Velazquez said. “The kitchen is where everybody congregates … so everything needed to be new and made nicer.”

They decided to make a change — one that cost $300,000 and took nearly a year.

Steve and Barbara Velazquez's kitchen before its extensive remodel. They described it as dark and dated.

Steve and Barbara Velazquez’s kitchen before its extensive remodel. They described it as dark and dated.

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Now their extensively remodeled kitchen is up for a national design award after winning the Southwest region honor in the “residential kitchens over $150,000” category.

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Home design: A trip to France provides inspiration for a kitchen makeover

This Norwell kitchen redesign includes some French country touches.Danielle Robertson/Styling by Janine Maggiore/GrandView PropHouse

The longtime owners of this Norwell home installed cherry cabinetry for their last kitchen renovation — 30 years ago. This time around, they looked to France for inspiration. “We incorporated colors and materials with a French rustic aesthetic drawn from the couple’s romantic memories of a trip there,” says Raquel Swartz, founder of Seviva Design. The architectural designer also enlarged the space by absorbing the dining room. “We created a large, open space with natural light and modern updates that feel right at home,” she says.

1 Reclaimed white oak floorboards tie together the two spaces that became the new kitchen. “We eased the transition between this space and the adjacent ones by using similar wood,” Swartz says.

2 Swartz centered the new farmhouse sink on the existing windows, which look to a nature preserve

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Teen Mom Chelsea Houska shows off ‘clean’ kitchen & dining room in new photo after fans slam ‘ugly farmhouse’

TEEN Mom star Chelsea Houska gave fans a glimpse inside her ‘clean’ kitchen and dining room after facing backlash over her ‘ugly farmhouse.’

The reality star and husband Cole DeBoer built their South Dakota dream home together.

Chelsea Houska showed off her 'clean' kitchen and dining room online


Chelsea Houska showed off her ‘clean’ kitchen and dining room onlineCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source
She snapped a photo, revealing that it's not always like that


She snapped a photo, revealing that it’s not always like thatCredit: Instagram/downhomedeboers

Chelsea proudly showed off her home on Instagram after much backlash from fans who don’t agree with her design sense.

She shared a snap of her spotless kitchen and dining room, revealing that it’s apparently not a common occurrence.

She captioned the post: “Had to document that it’s clean and I don’t have laundry piled on the dining table for once.”

Fans seemed to relate to the post, with one commenting: “Isn’t that what dining room tables are for”


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