Kitchen, Concrete Counter, Wood Cabinet, Range Hood, Range, Undermount Sink, Concrete Floor, and Subway Tile Backsplashe By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house. In the kitchen, rough-hewn materials like a eucalyptus-log-and-thatch roof offset the monolithic concrete island and glossy subway tile backsplash. Claudia & Harry Washington built the vivid wooden sliding walls, which are inspired by the palm leaves that change color and create diagonal patterns in trees near the house. The bar stools were a street market discovery.  Dream Kitchens to Inspire Your Renovation by Diana Budds