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Kitchen Living Dining & Rock modern-kitchen

Kitchen Living Dining & Rock

The continuous kitchen, dining, and living space is framed by a granite rock bluff enclosed within the house. Clerestory windows capture the southern light helping to heat the home naturally. (photo by Ana Sandrin)

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March 28, 2014
richiebee wrote:
What color/material are the light color upper cabinets?
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They are glass cabinets ;)
    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 5:47PM
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March 1, 2014
amyls64 wrote:
What brand and color of floor?
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These are bamboo floors from Rona, it's the medium-brown tone. Cheers
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September 24, 2013
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Deu no
    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 10:43AM
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Oak & Broad
I would suggest an Engineered wood floor. Its real wood flooring with a backer board that keep it flat despite humidity.
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September 21, 2013
doriana55 wrote:
where is the counter height table from? thank you!
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The designers give details under a different question:
1 Like    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 6:39AM
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Right on, iamnh! Yes the idea is that the counter height table can multi-function as a kitchen island or dining table, and it also gives a "lofty" feeling to the dining experience. The legs are from IKEA (Utby) and the tabletop is from Plyboo, cut to 10' length and sanded, natural oil finish gives it a natural feel and deeper color. Cheers, A
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April 4, 2013
maitranfl wrote:
What is the dimension from pantry to fridge?
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Hi Cindie, I believe they are from Mobler in Richmond BC
    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 7:32PM
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Thank you for the dimensions. MT
    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 9:23PM
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February 4, 2013
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The tile backsplash is 15"x4" white. Several manufacturers make a similar tile. Cheers
    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:44AM
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January 12, 2013
mona07452 wrote:
Cabinet material? Is it wood or some type of laminate? - I was hoping to reface my current cabinetry in just this type of material.
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The cabinet material is a stained pine from Ikea (now discontinued). Another cabinet door company would most likely make a close match. Cheers, H
    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 10:43AM
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January 10, 2013
boubaboud wrote:
How did you make this amazing rock wall? - I had a rock like yours that could have make a part of my wall in my basement but the contractor told me it was too risky to get bad humidity in the house. Is the rock directly connected to the house or is there a glass or other material covering it? Do you have problems with water infiltration or humidity? This it a very nice kitchen/dining room. Congratulations.
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Hi, the rock is indeed directly connected to the house without glass or other partition. We don't have any water or humidity issues. We used standard commercial and residential details to accomplish this. We will be producing a book about the rock wall design as well as for the overall house in late 2013 or early 2014. Check for updates. Cheers, H
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December 27, 2012
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I'm looking for eng.laminate flooring to cover my whole downstairs which means office, foyer, kitchen, bath, family room and laundry mud room. What is this flooring? It looks perfect.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 6:18PM
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The flooring is Bamboo! Cheers, H
    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 10:29AM
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May 27, 2012
paulajones wrote:
Love the light fixture. Do you know where it was purchased? Thanks.
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This looks like the Tidig pendant from IKEA. Also, there are quite a few similar styles made by EGLO or Dainolite that should be available in most lighting showrooms.
    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 12:28PM
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Angelina is right on the mark!
    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 3:58PM
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May 27, 2012
fftsunami wrote:
Where can I buy the bar/counter stools. They fit what I am looking for perfectly.
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crate and barrel has similiar ones.
    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 7:18AM
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Looks like the Enzo counter/bar stool
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 4:21AM
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May 26, 2012
bantam wrote:
Where can I buy the table? Love it.
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How much is the table?
    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 9:49AM
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Where can I purchase the hardware?
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Flexibility. Without the constrictions of all fixed cabinetry and islands, single galley kitchens lend themselves to modular extras that can be moved around as needed. Many kitchens of this type incorporate a freestanding table or cart to be pulled into service as a dining space, makeshift work zone or place for guests. Budget friendliness. Less cabinetry and less countertop area usually equal cost savings on materials. If you're pinching pennies, you may be able to keep the price tag low by choosing affordable surfaces and finishes. If there's wiggle room in your wallet, pricier options may be within reach because you won't need big quantities.
The space constraints in this Vancouver house's living/dining space are clear. The single-wall kitchen is an obvious choice, given the width of the room. As in the previous example, tall cabinets bookend the kitchen, with the refrigerator on the left, then the stove and then the sink. This kitchen flips the order of the stove and sink from earlier examples, but it's less important today that people's actions progress in the kitchen from the refrigerator (getting out the meat, dairy and vegetables) to the sink (cleaning them) and to the stove (cooking them); more important now is having a zone or area to work in. Single-wall kitchens may have less room for this than other shapes, so every bit of surface is important and should be used to its utmost capacity.

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two tone, white inset. clerestory
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Nice variation bambooThe continuous kitchen, dining, and living space is framed by a granite rock bluff enclosed within the house. Clerestory windows capture the southern light helping to heat the home naturally. (photo by Ana Sandrin)
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Super et voilà!
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