January 16, 2013
We need to renovate our kitchen, which has Mexican Saltillo tile floors that would be difficult and expensive to tear out and replace. The floors also run throughout our one story 2200 square foot fairly contemporary home that has an open flowing feel and has lots of skylights and sliding glass doors. Kitchen is about 10'*21" wiht cooking area at one end and eating area by large floor to ceiling window and sliding glass doors to large deck. Ceiling over cooking area is 15' with large skylight, and large window above counters by refrig. Want a modern, fresh, creative architectural renovation using interesting, perhaps unexpected materials - steel, rubber, etc. Prefer creative, unexpected, inspired interiors to just throwing a lot of money at something. What materials/colors/appliances/cabinetry, etc should I use? Layout? Please redesign kitchen for me! We love travel, art, wine, books, music, antiques, and the rest of our home reflects this - a lot of Asian influences, esp Burmese, Thai, and japanese - in the rest of our home as well. Thank you!