designer Davida Rodriguez to renovate the space. The clients’ primary goals were to upgrade the cabinetry, create a clean-lined aesthetic that would still blend well with their home’s traditional interiors and add an area for wine storage.Homeowners with an inefficient builder-grade kitchen hired
Rodriguez reconfigured the layout, moving the cooktop from the center island onto an L-shaped wall also housing the sink, dishwasher, and cabinetry. The opposite wall features dual ovens, a large stainless-steel refrigerator, and a separate wine refrigerator, above which cabinets with glass doors store glasses in easy view. A new island with a Taj Mahal quartzite top is now dedicated to food prep.
Rodriguez created a focal point with a backsplash of Encore custom-blended mosaic tile in a fence pattern above the cooktop. The rest of the L-shaped wall is covered in smoky-hued handmade tile. The countertops and backsplash on the dry bar, clad in the same quartzite as the island, beautifully complete the kitchen’s new look.
KITCHEN DESIGN: Davida Rodriguez, Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles, Gaithersburg, Maryland. STONE FABRICATOR: The Paradise Stone, Elkridge, Maryland. TILE: Encore Ceramics, Rockville, Maryland. CABINETRY: Brookhaven. Appliances: Thermador. HOOD: Zephyr. WINE COOLER: Perlick.