Jaw-dropping Kitchen Do-over
An Open Concept & an Impressive Tile Design Make a Big Splash in a Kitchen Do-over
Geometric tiles that splash in a gradient pattern along two walls wow visitors in a kitchen designed by Rosella Gonzalez of Jackson Design and Remodeling.
“It’s custom art, per se,” Rosella says of the backsplash. “Although it was labor intensive, we had fun. When it was finally completed, it was a clear day and we looked out the window and noticed that the tile matched the ocean colors outside. We hadn’t planned it out that way, but that’s how it turned out.”
Before the kitchen redo, two small windows allowed a peek at the ocean but even that peek was obstructed by upper cabinetry that hung low from a soffit. Removing those cabinets and redesigning the space with more windows—over three times the original size—captured the expansive sea views and brought in a flood of natural light.
“Woods, rustic elements and bright white surfaces lend an original interpretation to Mid-century Modern style,” Rosella says. “By getting rid of walls, the kitchen, dining and living spaces are open and integrated.”
The update has transformed this cook’s space into the center of life at home where the whole family can gather together.