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Little Italy Kitchen 01 contemporary-kitchen

Little Italy Kitchen 01

Little Italy small house renovation. This kitchen needed to make the best use of space and yet not make the area feel crowded. To achieve that I prefer to not put overhead cabinets everywhere as it closes in the space. Instead we maximized the storage - floor to ceiling on right side (doesn't show in this picture - see next one) and also with the use of lots of drawers.

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October 8, 2014
ebkent wrote:
pretty. how big is the overhang on island above barstools? thanks.
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Hi ebkent, as this house was so tiny (24'-8" long x 14'-8" wide including stair and basement access) inches really mattered. To make this main floor work and have wide enough clearance in the kitchen we had to reduce the cabinets in the island from the standard 24" depth to a 20" depth. This gave us a 10" overhang along the front of the island, more would have been better but sometimes you just have to compromise! Hope this helps!
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December 8, 2013
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Hi, I have looked through my files for this job and cannot find a name for the wood we installed here! This was a rush job and the wood was supplied through my floor installer here in Toronto. I do remember that it was 3/4" solid wood, and a dark rich brown espresso colour - no red or yellow tinges to it - also it was not oak - we didn't want the heavy grain of oak, especially as this was a really little house and so we kept things pretty clean and simple.

And as for the colour - of course colours on one computer monitor to the next will look quite different so you really need to just look at floor samples and find one that "looks" like this one! And with floor samples - get one that is at least 12" x 12" or bigger and don't hold it in front of you to look at it - look at it on the floor as that is how you will see it.

Good luck, sorry I can't be more helpful with this!

Deborah Danniels-French
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