Realizing the Vision to Update a 1980’s South Tampa Kitchen

What do you do when you are ready to remodel your 20-year-old kitchen? Come to a Gulf Tile & Cabinetry showroom to meet with our designers, of course.

We recently worked with a wonderful couple who purchased a beautiful 3,383 square foot home nearly 20 years ago in South Tampa.  They had concluded it was time to explore their options and invest in new kitchen cabinets and hardware in order to brighten-up and update their 1980’s kitchen.

Unlike some homeowners who look to us for guidance and suggestions, this couple had a vision for their kitchen makeover from the start and trusted us to bring it to life.  As they talked, we listened.  They expressed they wanted a classic, timeless design using color pallets packed with soft hues of white and greys.  

The overall feel of the room has an open floor plan, but with a combination of kitchen/dining room and family room.  The challenge was to keep an intimate and seamless flow while skillfully separating these living spaces. To renew the overall feel of the open floor plan, we added a counter-dining area to serve as the link between the kitchen and family room. This also created the perfect setting for casual dining throughout the day.  To create a cohesive flow and design to the newly-opened space, the owners added touches of the family room color pallet to the kitchen. They also, incorporated a touch of cherished history: investment pieces from the past in the form of beautiful bar stools which draw attention, yet doesn’t overpower the other elements in the rooms.  As the photographs show, the overall effect is stunning, fitting and spacious.

The kitchen cabinets are Kraftmaid designed with Marquette door styles.   Two color finishes were used, Maple Dove White with Cocoa Glaze finish for the majority of the room and Cherry Vintage Pebble Grey for the custom cabinets that frame the cooktop.  All of the cabinets are completed with Amerock oil rubbed bronze hardware.

The countertops are Ocean Beige granite, which is a beautiful natural stone.  The granite has natural variation that looks like waves of ocean on a beige background.

Or course, it wouldn’t be a Gulf Tile and Cabinetry project without the tile.  For the Backsplash, we used white polished marble tiles from Marble Systems’ collection, “Talya”.  These 3×6 deep bevel tiles add texture and interest in to the room, and the subtle hints of gray complement both the countertops and the cabinets.

The homeowners were thrilled with their remodeled kitchen and enjoyed their experience working with Gulf Tile.  After the project was completed, they sent us the following note:

“I can’t say how much I appreciate and recommend the service I received from Gulf Tile on a recent kitchen remodeling. The company stands behind their products and their service without question. The attention to detail, friendliness and follow through were beyond my expectations. My kitchen turned out beautiful! Thank you Gulf Tile.

Whether you are remodeling an existing home or building from the foundation up, let Gulf Tile help you turn your dreams into a reality.  Visit one of our four showrooms and meet with our design consultants today.