Wood on White
Handcrafted accents emphasize the beauty of simple design while keeping this kitchen on a budget.
Synopsis: Designer Art Peychev achieved this kitchen remodel for just $19,000 using affordable methods such as floating shelves made of Ikea brackets and site-cut wood. But the kitchen outshines its budget due to the custom details, specifically the repeating diagonal line accents in the chevron backsplash tile, chevron-pattern barn door, and butcher-block accent carvings.
When Arthur “Art” Peychev, principal of Novoya Design + Construction, was asked to helm the interior gut remodel of this 1930s bungalow located on a corner lot in Sacramento’s highly desirable Elmhurst neighborhood, he knew budget would be a driving factor on this flip. What he discovered was a floor plan that was choppy and cramped—or, as Peychev puts it, “The house was a maze, and very claustrophobic.” The key would be to rethink the interior, bringing it into alignment with the straightforward design and structure of the exterior.
Situated between the living room and dining…