12th Street ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, San Francisco
We opened up walls to set up a visual axis from the living and dining rooms to the backyard. Consolidating storage to a wall of full-height cabinets keeps the counter space free of visual obstructions.
The sculptural figure is by the artist Chris Donnelly. The owners of the house are art collectors and it's one of the pieces in their collection. You can find out more about the artist here: http://chrisdonnelly.popslice.com/
photo by Lincoln Barbour
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2. Nonslip, comfort flooring. Wood, linoleum, cork or even rubber flooring (which is shown here) are good choices for hardworking rooms. These materials are easier on the joints (and safer for falls) than harder materials such as stone, tile and concrete.7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort
RubberThis is a bit of an unusual choice in a residential kitchen, but rubber flooring is becoming more common in homes. Soft, springy and durable, it is a terrific choice if you want to stand for hours in your kitchen without bringing on the aches and pains. Rubber flooring is available in tile and sheet formats, and should be sealed after installation and again every year or two, depending on traffic and wear. Material cost: $6 to $12 per square foot
Considerations: The amount of postconsumer recycled content in rubber flooring varies greatly depending on the manufacturer. Some use both recycled and natural rubber, so pay attention to content labels and look for a high percentage of recycled content that's locally produced.
3. Sturdy rubber tile in Portland. Flexco rubber tile flooring may look commercial in some spaces, but it fits with this kitchen's industrial undertones. The individual tiles make planning different-size spaces easy and feel great underfoot. See more of this kitchen
Rubber tile flooring was a practical choice that also went well with the kitchen's industrial feel. Ogawa and Fisher built a full-height pantry on one side of the kitchen (the wood panel visible to the left in this photo). This piece was designed to look more like a piece of furniture than a storage unit, but it saves drawer space and makes up for the lack of upper cabinetry. Sink: BlancoWood panels for pantry: IKEAFlooring: FlexcoMore:Kitchen of the Week: Creative, Colorful, and ModernKitchen of the Week: A Warm and Eco-Friendly UpdateKitchen of the Week: Black-and-White Elegance for 7