Feinmann, Inc.
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Open & Airy contemporary-kitchen

Open & Airy

Our client’s 1950s ranch is typical of many from this post-war genre: humble on the exterior, but possessing great potential and flexibility on the interior. The homeowners asked Feinmann to design a more efficient kosher kitchen and a dining room that would be cozy enough for nightly family dinners while also accommodating up to 14 people for dinner parties. The scope of work also included a new mudroom and small computer desk off the kitchen, as well as a new deck on the rear of the house.
The floor plan of the home was changed dramatically, but no square footage was added. The dynamic solution involved removing an existing wall separating the dining room and kitchen and flipping the two spaces, thus creating an open floor plan. The client’s property had a beautiful backyard and in order to bring this asset into focus in daily life, we created a dramatic arcade of windows running the length of this living room. Each room within the space is loosely defined and open, and the “edge” of each room is defined by the raised tray ceiling above, which provides a sense of enclosure.
The kitchen is truly the heart of this home. Children can do homework at the kitchen bar or dining room table and still interact with the homeowners’ when they’re cooking. Maple cabinets with a honey finish and oak flooring add warmth to the kitchen and dining room. Highlights of blue add a personal touch and appear as accent tiles in the backsplash, iridescent blue flecks in the ‘Blues in the Night’ granite, colorful blue pendants, and light blue cove ceilings.

Photos by John Horner

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March 24, 2014
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Hi sshardha and thanks for your question. The raised counter is 1 foot deep with an additional 4" in the "bow" (it bows out, not a straight line which is difficult to see in this particular photo). The entire length is 113 1/2" and the raised height is 36" + apprx 6" = about 42" high. (Same height as a high-top table and stools made for that height...) Hope this helps.
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June 24, 2013
bjcarini wrote:
Love the pendants! Where are they from????
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where are these pendants from?
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Hi gigi315. Sorry for the delay in answering your question. These blue light pendant fixtures are by Tech Lighting - Gem Pendant in Light Blue. This project is not recent so not sure they still make this exact fixture. Where are you located? You can go to Techlighting's website and find a retailer/dealer near you. http://techlighting.com/HowToBuy/InternetRetailers
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February 12, 2013
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Thanks but we can't understand your question. Sorry.
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September 2, 2012
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Thanks for your question. Yes, ceramic or metal tile would work. We used white, ceramic subway tiles with a few glass tiles. You could use glass as well - you just want the area to be water tight.
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June 13, 2012
megbrook wrote:
What is the wood in the cabinets? Appreciate this information.
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Hi. Thanks for your interest. The cabinets are by Corsi, maple with a champagne finish. The cabinet doors are Amesbury.
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June 6, 2012
Dianne Gee wrote:
Can you tell me the countertop material/color?
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Hi. Thanks for your interest. The countertops are a granite called "blues into the night"
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April 19, 2012
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what is the size of the kitchen island?
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10'-6" by 3'-0"
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That is a somewhat more complicated questions that it would seem as there is additional storage tuckked into the mudroom beyond the wall ovens. But the basic dimensions of the kitchen proper are 12'-6" wide by 16'-6" long. the dimensions are wall to wall and wall to end of island. Feel free to contact us if you would like some help designing your own kitchen.
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They are from Tech Lighting.
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April 29, 2013
Dave Geborek wrote:
Can you please tell me what color the wall, sophit and ceiling paint are.
February 8, 2013
darrenfeldman wrote:
What is the width if the kitchen, thanks

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"Up, down and all around." I use this little saying to make sure I have addressed all the required elements when I'm planning a lighting design. Sounds simple, but it really does work. Up Lighting The most common use of up lighting is in a recessed cove around the top perimeter of a room. To maximize light output, use a T5 fluorescent or LED light source that will wash the ceiling with light. This helps to create a brighter ceiling that bounces and reflects light throughout the space without glare. Combine this with lots of natural daylight to increase the overall light levels in a room.

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