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Kitchen Island industrial kitchen

Kitchen Island

Kitchen island with suspended shelves above. Photos by Linda Svendsen.

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alicialove wrote:
love the shelves - Are those Ikea shelves?
   Comment   February 21, 2014
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No, custom. Made from used, old Douglass Fir from the studs we took out of a wall we removed between the old kitchen and dining.
February 21, 2014 at 3:16pm     
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jhebbel wrote:
Could you please tell me the color of the finish on the cabinets? - Also, what are the countertops? Thank you!
   Comment   January 4, 2014
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Colors were from ICI paints -- I don't remember which; counters are Richlite black.
January 5, 2014 at 5:49pm      Thanked by jhebbel
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twinkler wrote:
would please tell me the type of floor with manufacturer and color
     Comment   September 17, 2012
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Hm, I'm afraid I don't have a record of their finish name. But a good rule of thumb is to never trust the colors on your computer display, and order samples of all the principle materials. This lets you see them in your room's actual light, and how they compare morning to evening, winter to summer.
April 25, 2013 at 12:46pm   
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Thank you for the reply....and advice!
April 25, 2013 at 2:43pm   
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ramanning wrote:
What are the counter tops made of?
   Comment   June 24, 2012
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What a wonderful comment, Ingrid! A favorite kitchen of mine was my grandmothers. It had an extremely low ceiling, but with oiled wood joists and floorboards above -- such warmth of material, and incandescent lighting to make it glow. I've always wanted a client who would appreciate such a cozy feeling. In a kitchen you can get away with more than other spaces it since most attention is focused on the counters.
August 5, 2013 at 9:01am   
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The word "cosy" just popped out. At 800 sq. ft. on two floors my first house was cosy alright! Some of my friends described it as a "1912 doll house". Once, someone knocked on my door because she had lived in the house as a child and wanted to see it again. I think there were 6 siblings. Yikes! - I felt crowded when husband and child arrived. Well I hope you find your client, who appreciates small - done well. And you certainly know how to detail. I would attach a picture, but it was in the days before digital.
August 9, 2013 at 12:14pm   
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Bneato Professional Organizing added this to 3 Sneaky Storage Spots
Now this is really maximizing space — an open shelf below the window for easy access to cookbooks.
The open cabinets are a great solution to the lack of light in the kitchen. Because this a historic home, Gainer couldn't expand the windows or move them. The floating glass cabinetry allows the light to filter through the entire kitchen. Gainer bought knobs at Ikea and sanded and painted them for a high-end look. "Two sinks make for a good marriage. It's seriously worth the extra couple thousand dollars," says Gainer. He and his wife knew that it'd be hard for both to find room at the range too, so they found a set of two electric burners at a garage sale and installed them under the window facing the porch. Cabinetry and shelving: custom by David Brunjes; cabinetry finishing: Ciarlo Brothers
Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Call: Show Us Your Two-Cook Kitchen
When you're whipping up a meal with your loved ones, what are your problem areas? In most kitchens, the sink and the stove can start to feel pretty crowded with more than one person around. When it came to remodeling his own kitchen, architect Geoffrey Gainer knew he'd have to do some careful planning to make his kitchen work for him and his wife. Two sinks and an extra set of burners near the window make running into each other less of an issue. "Two sinks make for a good marriage," he says. "It's seriously worth the extra couple thousand dollars." Tell us: Do you have two sinks in your kitchen? Does it work? Share a photo and tell us all about it in the Comments below.
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Book Case for recipe book
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Open shelving... Save $
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so many things
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bookshelf under Windows
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sleek, simple, black countertop
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Space planning, Good use of tight space. Windows
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Like the window with books
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Suspended Shelve
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Cool kitchen
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Bookshelf under window for cookbooks
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I just just awesome! xx
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Window and sink area
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Bookcase under window
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color of cork
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Like the feel
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Countertops - Richlite
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Meuble fenetre
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There's so much natural light; this is very important to me.
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Open shelves, some with glass doors. black countertop, white cabnetry, simple pulls
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Shelve with cookbooks
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cork floor?
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Floor. Colors.
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!!!!! Favorite
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kitchen window and shelves
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floating shelves
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Little cook book shelf
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love the little shelf under the window
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sun room
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Love the old scale for storing fruits/veg!
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idea for under window
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Cork floor
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Book case under window
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black counter top
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for small kitchens
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Kitchen and extension: pleasant view!
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Little bookshelf counter space tucked in...
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Small, like ours. Good use of space.
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Like these windows.
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Colour scheme and low shelving
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cork with polyurethane finish
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Cookbook Shelf
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cool shelving
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the smooth cabinet fronts. So easy to clean!
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I like the kitchen shelves
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mi Cosina;)
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Shelf under window
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Small shelf with two burner cooktop on it.
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Space use- shelves
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industrial look
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small cabinet built onto wall to provide more counter space. Could use this same idea for a console table in a small / nonexistent entryway
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open shelving adds light to the space
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Bookshelf; shelving ideas; looks like smaller space
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old trim, shelving, style
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Small, cute and practical kitchen.
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Love the little bookshelf
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neat shelves
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