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The clients wanted to get as much light and storage out of this space as possible. Since it's in the center of the apartment, Zames wanted to open up the kitchen with open shelving and light colors. "Doing open shelving was really key because we were able to increase the counter space by wrapping the kitchen around like that, while not cutting off the light and circulation of the stairs," says Zames.
The white cabinetry contrasts with sleek concrete countertops and a cast-iron sink. Sticking with a simple but modern material palette streamlines the space visually, while colorful accents keep it warm and cheerful.
Sink: Kohler Anthem in Cast Iron
The combined kitchen and living room space is just over 300 square feet, so Zames tucked storage into every nook and cranny to keep this area from feeling cramped. Shelves in the island hold wine and glasses, and a slide-out full-height pantry was put next to the refrigerator.
Refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, range: Bosch
The close-knit kitchen and living room works really well for the family. It's easy for the clients to cook and clean the kitchen while their daughter is within watching distance in the living room. The rest of the house is split-level, so the bedrooms are just upstairs and a studio space is below. "Everything is in shouting distance," says Zames.
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