Celebrating 60 Years in 2020

South Tampa Kitchen Remodel

My husband and I just recently purchased a beautiful Colonial style home in South Tampa needing a complete kitchen remodel.  We absolutely love Colonial architecture for it’s timeless characteristics, charm and for it distinct symmetrical elements.  

The exterior of the home appealed to us the moment we walked up to the amazing brick pathway leading to the front door. Inside the home the overall layout was sound, but the kitchen screamed 1980’s with stained bulky hardwood cabinets.

It lacked modern amenities and a natural flow we would expect from a well-designed kitchen.  We knew the most dramatic changes to be made to the home would be in the kitchen when we purchased it.  It was important to us that the kitchen came to life with a contemporary interpretation of colonial design incorporating energy efficient features and space efficiencies.  Between our demanding jobs, nonstop guests, and growing family, we had our hands full but our hearts were set on a new look.

Turning Expectation into Reality During the Design Phase

Gulf Tile & Cabinetry’s design team knows their products, and knows how to accommodate new home buyer’s expectations.   Starting in the design phase, the consultants input measurements of our new kitchen design into a computer system and created a detailed 3D-rendering.  This allowed us to visualize the space as it would appear before starting the remodeling. You are even able to open the digital cabinet doors and view the interiors, whether they are pull-out spice racks, Lazy Susan or pull-out organizers. During a second consultation in the showroom, we discuss the finer points of kitchen cabinets, including construction materials, door styles and finishes, as well.

Structural Modification 

In their design plan, they shifted appliances and took out a pantry to create more space and to improve the flow in the kitchen.  In addition, they recommended removing a partial wall separating the family room and kitchen; removing the cabinets which resulted in an open concept design that made a dramatic change to our home.

Opening Up Dining Area

Wall Removal

Attention to the Details

Gulf Tile gave us exactly what we wanted, a beautiful transitional kitchen blending old with new defined by details, which include arches, decorative moldings and corbels, raised-panel cabinets with a mix of antique finishes.   On the stove mantel one of my favorite features the designer created are two discrete “hidden” pull-out spice racks placed on either side of range.  How uniquely done yet functional saving us cabinet space!

Stove Mantel

Pull-out Spice Racks

Gulf Tile & Cabinetry fulfilled our wish list:

Built-in hutch with glass doors that adds storage space and displays my cherished items nicely

A grand island “123” long with 2-full slabs of granite stacked with double Ogee edges, seating up to 8


Farmhouse sink perfectly center-staged in the kitchen

Beautiful glass subway tile which is very easy to take care of


Floor-to-ceiling cabinets to take advantage of the room’s high ceilings

Under-cabinet built-in wine refrigerator


Under-cabinet lighting and hidden outlet strip

Two tier “Blind Corner” pull-out-base organizer with soft close slides


From detailed design and measurements, with interactive software to the final completion of the job, we were provided the highest quality of service.   Their creativity and attention to detail made the transition stress-free and seamless as possible.


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