Urban Chic

Best of Class - Small Kitchen

When a recent client approached designer Davida Rodriguez, he requested a kitchen that would match the hip, up-and-coming vibe of his DC neighborhood. His current kitchen was cramped and poorly designed with a deficit of cabinets, countertops and storage. He and Rodriguez opted for a complete overhaul.

The designer drew up plans for a contemporary space that would open directly into the dining area. She knocked down the wall separating the kitchen from the rest of the house and installed sleek Miralis cabinetry in white and dark-stained wood topped by Quartz countertops with a waterfall edge. A lowered ceiling and recessed light fixtures delineate the kitchen area and a glass-tile backsplash finishes the look. 

KITCHEN DESIGN: Davida Rodriguez, CKD, Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles, Gaithersburg, Maryland. INTERIOR DESIGN: Rashid Salem, Salem Capital Development, Washington, DC. CONTRACTOR: Salem Capital Development, Washington, DC. CABINETRY: Miralis through Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles. COUNTERTOPS: Quartz, through Flintstone Marble & Granite, Ashburn, Virginia. BACKSPLASH: Milano Grigio, Bellavita Tile through Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles. APPLIANCES: Bosch through Plessers Appliances, Babylon, New York. PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Narod