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Family Loft Contemporary Kitchen, Boston

Modern family loft renovation. A young couple starting a family in the city purchased this two story loft in Boston's South End. Built in the 1990's, the loft was ready for updates. ZED transformed the space, creating a fresh new look and greatly increasing its functionality to accommodate an expanding family within an urban setting. Improvement were made to the aesthetics, scale, and functionality for the growing family to enjoy.
Photos by Eric Roth.
Construction by Ralph S. Osmond Company.
Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design.
Inspiration for a large contemporary single-wall concrete floor open concept kitchen remodel in Boston with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, red backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island, glass sheet backsplash and an undermount sink — Houzz

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lyndallt wrote:
looks great; well done ! what is the spacing of the lights ? - we will have a 7 metre long island and will have LED lighting. We are wondering how many pendants we should be allowing to give sufficient light.
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Thank you for your prompt reply and helpful suggestion.

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ZeroEnergy Design

You're most welcome!

Key Elements Construction wrote:
Are the cabinets custom?
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one thing i like is that there's 'footstool' area on the cabinets, also knee room .
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I assume you mean the walnut overhang on the island. Yes it's nice to have knee space as you cozy up for a meal.
Felistus Ndawi wrote:
Red back splash - Is the red back splash painted or tiled
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ZeroEnergy Design

The red backsplash is painted rather than tiled.

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leslie179 wrote:
Walnut fade? - Will the unfinished walnut fade over time or will it retain this beautiful colour?
Ayse A. wrote:
size of island pls?
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yupief wrote:
beautiful all around! - How high is the raised wooden bartop in relation to the countertop? Thanks!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Tying Together a Boston Loft
Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen. High cabinets and warm walnut stand up to the soaring ceiling. The walnut wood wall is composed of unfinished floor tongue and groove planks from Vermont Plank Flooring. From the top of the cabinets, they wrap up the wall and across the ceiling, surrounding an existing skylight. Horizontal planks on the left add texture and depth to the room, and create a transition from the kitchen to the staircase and loft above.Some of the other elements that carry through the loft are the walnut wood and the cabinetry and cabinet hardware — the kitchen cabinets have the same look as the living room and entryway built-ins.Tongue and groove unfinished walnut: Vermont Plank Flooring; Tolix stools: Design Within Reach; pendant lights: Caravaggio; refrigerator, cooktop, single oven and steam oven: Gaggenau; countertops: Pebble 4030, Caesarstone; faucet: Hansgrohe; sink: Julien; backsplash paint (similar): Chinatown Orange, Benjamin Moore
Annie Thornton added this to Source List: 20 Pendants That Illuminate the Kitchen Island
14. Caravaggio Opal Pendant by Cecilie Manz for LightyearsA towering ceiling and an extra-long kitchen island open up this Boston loft’s kitchen; hanging the pendant lights low brought the space to a human scale while keeping it open and expansive. See more of this Boston loftBar stools: Tolix; refrigerator, cooktop, single oven and steam oven: Gaggenau; countertop: Pebble, Caesarstone; faucet: Hansgrohe; sink: Julien; backsplash paint (similar): Chinatown Orange, Benjamin Moore
Tugman Studio added this to 10 Tips for Choosing and Working With a Builder
9. Consider who will do the rough-in and finish work. With a kitchen or bathroom, for example, the rough-in involves bringing the waste, plumbing and electrical services to the right places. So pipes and cables are installed in walls and under floors, and are left poking out. Typically, walls are then lined and plastered, and floors laid, before the finish work.The finish work is where the cabinets, appliances, faucets, light fixtures, tiling and so on are done, connecting up to the pipes and cables that were set in place before. It may be that you ask your builder to do both, but it’s not unusual for the finish work to be done by the person who supplied the kitchen or bathroom. This can work perfectly well as long as all parties understand in advance exactly what is (and is not) expected of them.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

cynthiacarreiro added this to Condo
I love this island - don't think it can be done, but so cool
Gather & Nest Design Company added this to Kitchens
Wall treatment adds warmth to a modern white kitchen
nikkijhoyt added this to nee
look at the extra photos, grey carried through out house.

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