Condo Kitchen Has Casual Vibe
This condo at the beach in Oceanside is a weekend getaway for a professional couple in their 50s. After owning the condo for more than 20 years, the couple decided it was the right time for a more modern kitchen that better reflected their personalities and lifestyles. The husband, an avid body surfer, wanted to make some changes to better accommodate his arrival home from the beach in full wet-suit attire.
The design of the new kitchen conveys a playful personality with limited space. Various design details, such as the backsplash tile, the cabinetry, and the track lighting, are based on horizontal lines, achieving a sense of balance and unity. Konecto vinyl flooring, close in appearance to hardwood, allows the husband to walk with wet feet in the home without worrying about slipping or damage to the floor.
The new island in the kitchen welcomes guests into a warm environment. The countertops are COMPAC man-made solid surface with tiny sparkles of glass. Once seated at the bar, a guest can chat with the cook, talk about the size of the day's waves, or watch the TV mounted on the kitchen's wall.
The cabinetry is frameless construction made from a mahogany veneer with vertical graining and slab doors. Up top, milky glass windows in the doors add luster, while puck lights placed underneath subtly and functionally illuminate the space.
Rosella Gonzalez is a designer with Jackson Design & Remodeling. She can be reached at Rosella@jacksondesignandremodeling.com