Art Inspired Kitchen Remodel
ART-FILLED HOME GETS KITCHEN TO MATCH
A Mount Helix kitchen remodel, with a custom-designed light fixture, was inspired by the homeowners' love of art. Jackson Design & Remodeling photos
A retired couple with grandchildren and a shared love for art, the homeowners live in an architect-designed home in Mount Helix that had one missing element - a kitchen that expressed their personal style and suited their needs. While improved function was desirable, the aesthetics of the room were more important to our clients.
Throughout the rest of the home, white walls act as a canvas for the couple's lifelong collection of art. In the kitchen, we encouraged the use of color and introduced materials and textures with layers of visual appeal. The space was designed with careful attention to balance and symmetry.
The German-engineered appliances are flush with the Bamboo cabinetry, contributing to the feeling of a clean and open space.
We carefully selected materials to bring light and texture to the room. The glass tile backsplash was meticulously installed to wrap cleanly throughout the space, and its neutral color tone was inspired by the existing slate floor, offering a harmonic balance to the new space. A slate gray countertop contrasts with the lighter glass tile backsplash and balances with the colors of the existing floor. Subtle interplays of texture, tone and color define the new space.
The work area of the new kitchen design is streamlined and highly functional, eliminating clutter and allowing for easy prep, cooking and cleanup. The sink is made by Blanco Silgranit (80 percent granite and 20 percent composite) which looks like stainless steel but is much easier to maintain.
By far the most dramatic change in the new kitchen is the custom-designed light fixture made from recycled materials. Rather than placing the standard chandelier or recessed lighting in the kitchen's soffit, we chose to make a statement by using a one-of-a-kind fixture designed to inspire through color, movement and organic lines. The new light fixture is the centerpiece of the kitchen and the homeowners have embraced it as a special piece of art. The kitchen is now a seamless extension of this art-inspired San Diego home.