A family sought to renovate their outdated, dark, and cramped kitchen, aiming to create a contemporary, open, and inviting space suitable for entertaining. The existing cookie-cutter layout, a part of the home’s original footprint, required a significant transformation. Their vision included improving the flow to and from the backyard, fostering seamless indoor-outdoor living, and incorporating European design elements reflecting their family heritage.
The original Spanish-style home featured vaulted ceilings in the living and dining areas but had a lower ceiling in the kitchen and family room. In the redesigned space, the architect proposed a cleaner aesthetic by simplifying the interior forms, including moldings, and adopting a white color palette for the walls and ceilings. This approach contributed to a bright and spacious atmosphere. The introduction of new Milgard windows and sliding doors not only brought in more natural light but also enhanced the connection to the backyard.
Opting for Milgard® Tuscany® Series windows, consistent with the existing white vinyl windows in the rest of the house, proved a logical choice for the remodel. Tatiana Machado-Rosas, Senior Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, explained, “We chose the Milgard® Tuscany® Series for their great quality and performance. The home is not only more functional, open and full of light, it’s connected to the beautiful outdoor space and visually stunning!”
The incorporation of new windows and sliding doors, coupled with the revamped kitchen layout, succeeded in creating a light and airy ambiance. The infusion of natural light directs attention to the exterior, fostering a seamless connection to the backyard and pool area.
The outcome is a uniquely distinctive kitchen that harmonizes with its surroundings and embodies the principles of European minimalism. Tatiana offers valuable advice to those contemplating a remodeling project, emphasizing the importance of considering the architectural details of the home. Elements such as windows, doors, beams, columns, and ceiling details can significantly impact the design, enhancing the overall human experience within the space.