Boston Common HouseContemporary Kitchen, Boston

Example of a trendy eat-in kitchen design in Boston with flat-panel cabinets and white cabinets —  Houzz
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psteadman666 wrote:Feb 24, 2013
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    There are similar table legs at
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    Walker Architects
    Hello! The table is custom, and as others have noted, there are quite a few sources for metal table legs on line. The top here is a heavy duty matte lacquer, but Ceasarstone would be a good choice for durability.
Shelly wrote:Aug 25, 2015
  • Cindy Millikan

    Is this a floating bench? How is it being supported? Also, was a back built, or did you simply place a cushion?

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    Walker Architects

    Hello: The bench has a interior structure to support it, and it also has an slightly inclined back behind the cushion. The top of the back also forms a tray for chalk and erasers.

esterling wrote:Sep 10, 2013
  • esterling
    Wow! Thank you for the speedy (and thorough) answer! the incline is a great idea (as is the slightly raised seat - I have children as well). I really love this space. Its just GORGEOUS!
  • wuzupnyc

    where did table come from?

amylep wrote:Jul 1, 2015
schoolfieldh wrote:Jan 11, 2013
kawsmartt wrote:Jan 12, 2014
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    Walker Architects
    Hello: Yes, that is a magnetic chalkboard. The substrate is medium density fiberboard, and it's treated with magnetic primer (Rustolium) and chalk board paint (Benjamin Moore). The magnetic part is tricky, and the primer is no longer very environmentally friendly, so consider it carefully. If you have an option to install a sheet metal substrate with the chalkboard coating, that might be a better solution now.
lindazar wrote:Nov 3, 2013
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    Walker Architects
    Hello: The flooring here is quartersawn ash. It is a site-finished floor so there is not really a manufacturer. It simply came from a lumber mill in Vermont.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Time to Give That Nook Another Look?Aug 22, 2016

Cover it with chalkboard paint. A dining nook is a prime spot for art you can switch out, whether it’s a menu or kids’ doodles. Just be sure the bench below is covered in a fabric that’s easy to wash — it will be challenged by chalk dust and little feet.

Bonnie McCarthy added this to How to Create a Room With a Magnetic PersonalityApr 29, 2015

Professional painters suggest applying as many as five to eight thin coats of magnetic primer — and ignoring the directions on the can advising one or two coats. The more, the merrier — and more magnetic. Allow 30 minutes of drying time between layers for best results.Be warned, this is smelly stuff. Keep the area well ventilated, direct fans to blow fumes away from the project area, and when possible paint smaller projects outside. Users say the odor of the primer can last for a day or two, or several (possibly owing to individual sensitivity and ventilation), but it will go away.

Glamour Nest added this to Home Setups That Serve You: Designing the KitchenSep 21, 2013

These setups will also encourage your kids to spend time engaged with you in the kitchen. Even if you’re cooking dinner and they’re working on a project, you’re spending time together. Isn’t that the most important thing about a family home?

Becky Harris added this to 19 Ways to Create a Cozy Breakfast NookFeb 22, 2013

Keep the kids in mind. Minimalism meets parenthood in this clever contemporary breakfast nook. Soft cushions, bright colors and a chalkboard create a kid-friendly zone. As most parents know, this will result in dust chalk on the upholstery, so if you go this route, plan your fabrics accordingly.More: How to Love Your Kitchen More, Right Now | More kitchen guides

Laura Gaskill added this to How to Love Your Kitchen More, Right NowJan 18, 2013

4. Include something for the little ones. If your household includes children, you know it can be a challenge keeping small hands busy (and out of hot pans) in the kitchen. Add a chalkboard wall, convert a low cupboard to a secret play area, or keep a bin of Play-Doh and art supplies within reach.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Sabrina Alfin Interiors added this to Waller St.Aug 8, 2019

Again, too modern but right idea

Sacha Turrekens added this to KitchenJul 3, 2019

built in dining table & practical board

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