Boulder Remodel - Whole Home- KitchenContemporary, Denver

The focal point of the whole kitchen is the beautiful, unique tiles on the sides of the kitchen island. They contrast with the rest of the kitchen by adding an individualized design.

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busybee13 wrote:Nov 8, 2015
  • nimiialla

    I would also love to know the source of these tiles. Thank you!

  • PRO
    Melton Design Build

    Thank you for your kind words. They are Varese tiles from Design Materials (Denver). There are approximately four tiles with similar design in each pack, and our client loved the look when they were mixed up versus placed together.

Helica wrote:Nov 9, 2015
Lauren Plaza Baran wrote:Nov 10, 2015
  • PRO
    Melton Design Build

    The island top is 107 inches x 44.5 inches

  • Roxana Dutu

    Can you please tell what are the dimensions of the whole kitchen? (only the part with the cabinets and island, not the part with the door). thank you!

M Barnard wrote:Nov 9, 2015
jpedden wrote:Nov 8, 2015
  • PRO
    Melton Design Build

    Omega Cabinetry- Pearl White

  • Stephanie Unter

    hi - I love the lighting ! Am about to do a kitchen redo and you mention Inlighten Studios. Where is that based? Thank you !

crsmith09 wrote:Nov 8, 2015
judymc9 wrote:May 1, 2016

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Mitchell Parker added this to 25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You in 2016Dec 23, 2015

    19. Punched-up white kitchens. White kitchen walls and cabinets — and even countertops in many cases — is a trend that will continue for years to come. To avoid a too-sterile look, however, many designers and homeowners are learning to punch up an all-white space with smart, colorful details through tile, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, raw materials and more. See more ways to punch up white kitchens

    Mitchell Parker added this to New This Week: 4 Ways to Punch Up a White KitchenNov 5, 2015

    1. Statement TileDesigner: Renee Urbanowicz of Melton Design BuildLocation: Boulder, Colorado Size: 180 square feet (16½ square meters); about 15 feet by 12 feet (4.5 by 3.6 meters)Year built: 1975Special feature: Handmade 8-by-8-inch Italian tiles. The homeowners wanted to add life to their kitchen in a fun way while maintaining a contemporary feel. A photo of a similar island seen in a magazine from Mexico inspired this idea. In each set, only four tiles have the same pattern. To mix things up even more, designer Renee Urbanowicz placed them in a random pattern. Homeowners’ request: A contemporary, well-thought-out, easy-to-clean, family-focused space with durable surfaces. Plan of attack: This kitchen was part of a remodel project for a 1970s-built house. The designers and homeowners first chose the slab cabinet door style without detailing. They then selected the white color for the kitchen, followed by the main countertop, the custom island countertop and the appliances. The colored tile on the island was one of the last elements selected. Why the design works: The original space felt closed off and dark. Urbanowicz removed walls and soffits, refinished the popcorn ceiling and added better lighting, a walk-in pantry and the focal-point island. Keeping the cabinets along the perimeter of the room allowed for increased functionality and storage. Keeping the appliances in about the same location as in the previous kitchen reduced the need for extensive rewiring and plumbing work.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Keturah Barnett added this to Keturah's ideasMay 8, 2019

    example of pattern design on island

    Futuro Futuro Kitchen Range Hoods added this to White KitchenApr 23, 2019

    These days the words “white kitchen” seem redundant.

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