New Kitchen has Carribean Vibes

By Pamela Johnston, Special to the U-T 7:14 p.m.Sept. 18, 2014

Featured: Hand-crafted glass table, bamboo cabinetry and a wine refrigerator

The new kitchen has a handcrafted glass table attached to the island, bamboo cabinetry and a wine refrigerator. Jackson Design and Remodeling

With summer at a close, many San Diegans are left with fond vacation memories of warm and breezy islands. One San Diego couple wanted to capture that tranquil and relaxing island feel year-round in their kitchen remodel.

Our team worked with the homeowners to bring their Caribbean-inspired kitchen to life with tropical colors, accents of white and an alluring backsplash.

Reminiscent of sand and sea, the new kitchen balances fresh neutrals with vivid blues. A bold backsplash of turquoise glass tile is a colorful visual centerpiece in the room. A meticulously handcrafted table attached to the island was built from 1½-inch solid cast glass. The glass is pitted on the bottom with a wavelike effect that gives a floating sensation and resembles the ocean floor.

Bamboo cabinetry creates ample storage at varying levels. Textured glass doors on selected upper cabinets have a waterlike appearance with a fluidity that supports the ocean theme, while open shelves allow the clients to display colorful glassware and favorite mementos from their travels.


A backsplash of turquoise glass tile is a colorful centerpiece in the new kitchen. Jackson Design and Remodeling

The prominent wine refrigerator is perfect for entertaining guests or just enjoying a glass of wine.

In a kitchen designed to celebrate the beach life, the wood floor easily welcomes sandy feet. The new room inspires remembrance of past travels while providing a relaxing retreat from everyday life.

Pamela Johnston is a designer with Jackson Design and Remodeling. She can be reached at (619) 442-6125, [email protected];


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