Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse kitchen

Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse

Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin

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December 28, 2014
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Sarah Susanka, FAIA
The green paint is Sherwin Williams 7729, 'Edamame'. You can find all paint colors for the Not So Big Showhouse here: Thanks for your question!
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March 28, 2013
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Sarah Susanka, FAIA
The trellis serves as a way to differentiate one space from another. So in this case, it is a visual break (without using walls) between the kitchen and the dining area.
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August 8, 2012
debbiebroumley wrote:
how wide is the total island and how deep of cabinets can i put in
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Very nice. How much floor space is there between the sliding doors and the island?
    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:41PM
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There are 3 feet between the island and the wall where the sliding doors are. Usually I try to make that 3.5 feet, but there was limited space in this plan.
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December 2, 2011
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Where can I find the stools?
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Room and Board
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November 30, 2011
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Tour Sarah Susanka's Newest Right-Sized House
The kitchen is visible from the entry area and circulation spine. A unique feature of the layout is the kitchen's location at the front of the home, ideal for preparing a snack while watching for the kids to make their way home from school. Also, the front of the house receives the most sunlight so having the kitchen here gives this heavily used space a lot of natural light.
Taking one location, say the top of the windows, and then drawing a line from there all around the room, gives a logic and rationale to the placing of other features above and below this line. Now the upper cabinets and vent hood have a logical place to be.

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like the range hood, cook top, wall tile, stacked ovens, etc. of this Susanka kitchen from her Libertyville Show house. Clean and simple, but has a great look and feel.
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The island in the showhouse is 3' 6" wide. The cabinets are 2 ft deep. The extra foot and a half is made up by the raised counter top and overhang. Thanks for your question!
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