Ventana Canyon – Tucson, Arizona
This kitchen is the result of a remodel of a kitchen originally built in the late 70s. The original kitchen sorely needed an update. The kitchen layout functioned well for the homeowner, so the remodel did not need much modification in that regard. The homeowner was really looking for modern appliances and a fresh look. As a vacation home, the design needed to celebrate the regional flavor of Tucson and speak to its history.
All of the existing cabinets and appliances were removed and donated. In concert with the design team at Arizona Designs Kitchens and baths, we created a modified layout to original plan: deleting the microwave with hood and replacing it with a stand alone hood with decorative shroud, The design also replaced the original oven with a convection oven & convection microwave combination at counter height. A Bosch fridge, dishwasher, and electric cooktop complete the suite. A new bar area with a gorgeous Wenge butcher block top is also a feature in the space.
In a room that receives little natural light, it was important that the new cabinets have a light finish. A subtle cream color was just the right touch and adding the high contrast counter in dark granite provides visual interest. The hardware in a black iron finish nods to
the old-world feel. The backsplash steals the show and pulls all of these elements together. The terra cotta tile of Tabarka Studio lends an earthy, natural, and timeless aesthetic. The travertine stone floor is also a beautiful local favorite. All of these changes created an incredible new space and a new favorite room in the home.
2. Project Support:
General Contractor: Noric Construction
Cabinet Design and Fabrication: Arizona Designs Kitchens and Baths
Tile Supplier: Fractured Earth Tile and Stone
Appliance Supplier: Furguson
Kathryn Prideaux APLD, Allied ASID
Kathryn received her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Kansas. Her career began in NYC as a product designer. She then relocated to Tucson to join Learjet/Bombardier Aerospace. Her travels and experiences creating custom private aircraft interiors still fuel her design inspirations today.