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Kitchen Island

Kitchen island with suspended shelves above. Photos by Linda Svendsen.
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December 30, 2014
d_e_f wrote:
Love the cookbook shelf - can you provide details?
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We had some old carved wood brackets in the attic, I basically just had the cabinetmaker fabricate a 3/4" plywood box to mount on top of them. We mounted a piece of countertop and cut out a hole for the two-burner Gaggenau.
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February 21, 2014
alicialove wrote:
love the shelves - Are those Ikea shelves?
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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.
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January 4, 2014
jhebbel wrote:
Could you please tell me the color of the finish on the cabinets? - Also, what are the countertops? Thank you!
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Colors were from ICI paints -- I don't remember which; counters are Richlite black.
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September 17, 2012
twinkler wrote:
would please tell me the type of floor with manufacturer and color
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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.
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Thank you for the reply....and advice!
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June 24, 2012
ramanning wrote:
What are the counter tops made of?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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8. Comfortable cork tile in San Francisco. Tongue and groove cork planks, finished with a simple clear stain, line the floors of this historic Queen Anne kitchen. Not only does this material feel great underfoot, but it also patinates beautifully, which will add to this 120-year-old kitchen's storied feel. See more of this kitchen | Learn about flooring materials

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