ONE FLORIDA KITCHEN WITH A TWIST
I can’t believe I’ve been back a week already! I guess it’s time to refocus on Florida. What better way than to share this kitchen from my portfolio? Yes, it is the quintessential “Florida” kitchen but you don’t have to live in Florida to have one. If you have a yearning for the tropics year-round, this could be the perfect
storm (poor choice of words) solution for you. This combination of white, stainless and shades of blue green that call to mind the ocean make this a Florida dream kitchen that you can apply to your own home.
I always say the best projects are the result of great collaboration and this beautiful kitchen was certainly the result of that. The house is located in a new development and came with a builder-grade offering of unremarkable cabinetry. The new design includes a few tweaks. One priority for this young mom was to have a very open feel to her kitchen. We even wanted to remove the wall between the kitchen and butler’s pantry. That was not to be as it turned out to be structural. Plan two was to open it up so that you could at least see through it. I think you’ll agree it worked really well.
The cabinetry is by Holiday Kitchens, Inc. The door style is called Seattle and it is wood with white paint. Counter tops are white quartz and the dramatic backsplash is penny tile. A penny tile is a round penny-sized mosaic tile that comes in sheets for easy installation. Appliances include a full sized 36” refrigerator and freezer by SubZero, a built-in wall oven and a handy microwave drawer by Sharp. Now all you need is a sturdy pair of flip flops and a stylin pair of shades to complete the ensemble.
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.