Davida Rodriguez of Davida's Kitchen & Tiles won Honorable Mention in the Medium Kitchen category.

Sleek + Spare Makeover

Honorable Mention - Medium Kitchen

Sleek + Spare Makeover A client whose cramped, inconvenient kitchen was short of storage room approached Davida Rodriguez of Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles for a redesign. She was tasked with creating a space in the DC condo that would be functional and efficient while, as Rodriguez says, “matching the hip, up-and-coming vibe of his DC neighborhood.”

She and her team first removed a wall that separated the kitchen from the family room to create an open feel in the space. They installed clean-lined cabinetry in white-painted and dark-stained wood throughout the kitchen, pairing the cabinets with white quartz countertops and a sleek, gray glass-tile backsplash for a crisp, contemporary look. Floor-to-ceiling cupboards offer plenty of storage; eye-catching crystal chandeliers above the island finish the look.

KITCHEN, INTERIOR & DESIGN: Davida Rodriguez, CKD, Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles, Gaithersburg, Maryland. CONTRACTOR: Rashid Salem, Q Street Companies, Washington, DC. CABINETRY: Miralis through Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles. COUNTERTOPS: QStone Quartz. APPLIANCES: Bosch, Jenn-Air. BACKSPLASH: Cristallo Glass. PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Narod.