Celebrating 60 Years in 2020

St. Petersburg Mid Century Home & Kitchen Remodel

Our Gulf Tile team, led by Daniela and Robert, recently teamed with general contractor Lawson Contracting to update the kitchen of a St. Petersburg residence. The home was built in 1964 and the owners wanted to keep its mid-century feel while opening the floorplan and redesigning the kitchen. They removed the wall between the living room and kitchen and then turned to us for help with the rest.

Kitchen Details

We recommended Kraftmaid flat panel cabinets with a Dove White High Gloss finish. Sleek stainless steel hardware was used for both doors and drawers to create a modern version of a 1960s kitchen. The countertops and island top are white quartz. To update the room, we recommended Interceramics’ White Carrara 12 x 12 Hi/Lo Sticks Mosaic Marble tiles for the backsplash which reaches to the ceiling. This stacked stonework adds texture and subtle color to the room, which enhances interest without conflicting with the mid-century style. To avoid switch plates and plugs disrupting the flow of the tilework, under cabinet plugs and light switches were installed and the disposal is operated from an air switch on the counter.

Custom Kitchen Accessories

To avoid cluttered counters, we installed a heavy-duty chrome mixer lift and custom shelf. (Visit Gallery to see picture) When in use, the lift locks in place at counter height to create a sturdy workspace for the standing mixer. When not in use, it folds and locks in place underneath the island and hidden is by a matching cabinet door.

Convenient pull-out wood cabinet drawers allow the homeowners to organize their pantry and maximize storage space. The drawers feature dovetail wood construction and smooth glides for ease of use.

The Results

The finished kitchen is open, airy and updated but reflects the origins of the home and the owners are thrilled with the results. We enjoyed working on this project and look forward to our next challenge. If you have a remodeling project or a new build, our designers stand ready to provide assistance. Visit one of our showrooms or call today to learn more.