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Inspiration for a contemporary galley bamboo floor kitchen remodel in San Francisco with flat-panel cabinets, orange cabinets, white backsplash, glass sheet backsplash and stainless steel appliances —  Houzz
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lmsusan wrote:Nov 14, 2012
  • lisagphillips
    Mark - your thoughts on downdrafts? and preferred brand? i'm about to go this route and pretty nervous about it! however i hate the ceiling spaceships enough i think to give it a go. suggestions?
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    Mark English Architects, AIA
    in my experience, downdrafts work for the casual cook, but not the serious cook, or certain ethnic cuisine. We've used threader in the past.
Diedre Shaw Interiors wrote:Feb 23, 2012
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    Mark English Architects, AIA
    These are actually by a German company represented by Domus Design group in SF- they did not share the manufacturer name with us.
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    Amanda Fossum Design
    Are they SieMatic?
dwightk wrote:Jan 19, 2011
  • sahai6

    I love to cook. I have used gas range in one of my previous apartments and I hated it. I have always liked to cook on electric cooktop/range. the reason is that I do not like to look at the flame. Since my childhood, I am literally scared of flames. As the previous posted mentioned, gas causes more indoor pollution. My two cents.

  • mgaiser

    As someone who lives in a region of the country that has regular power outages during half of every year, gas is the way to go in my household. You can cook on a gas stove during a power outage. Not so with an electric stove. I also find it very hard not to burn things using an electric stove and they seem very prone to hot spots.

Dan Kline wrote:Nov 22, 2016
  • Dan Kline

    Thank you Mark! last Question are the handles on the cabinets the Empire Stainless steel or Euro model from emodern?

  • Dan Kline

    Mark. I think I found the handles on Thank you for sharing your beautiful design

amyandeli wrote:Dec 5, 2015
  • Luisa

    Thermador is an excellent brand. We have this fridge/freezer and absolutely love it. All of our appliances are Thermador. Excellent design and quality. I have not heard the same for other luxury brands.

  • Lisa King

    A follow-up question about that. Most of the time having them open at 90 degrees is enough but are you able to open the left fridge door enough to be able to remove crisper bins for cleaning?

Debra Watson wrote:Aug 5, 2014
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    Elizabeth Harlow
    LOL, Are you asking me or did you answer your own question?
  • alltheusernamesaretaken

    What brand is used for the cooktop and wall oven installed in the island? We have been told that certain induction cooktops cannot be installed with a wall oven below (i.e. Bosch, Thermador).

lk_designs wrote:Feb 15, 2013
  • lk_designs
    Downdraft stoves are not very common (or very popular) here in Australia. It is much more common to put the sink in the island and in fact I haven't seen a stove/range in the centre island (that's not to say they don't exist here in Aust!). We do have very strict building codes especially here in my state of Victoria. Stoves have to have fire proofing around them.
  • Anna N
    What is the downdraft hood model? Thank you.
janstein wrote:Jun 27, 2012
  • cnielsen
    How thick are the counters? Thank you!
  • alisadavid
    What color caesarstone
z h wrote:May 8, 2011
pleahy4 wrote:Mar 6, 2016
Cynthia Solache wrote:Jan 14, 2016
survivorgirl wrote:Mar 17, 2015
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    Studio M Interior Design

    Typically a galley kitchen walkway like this would have a width of approximately 4-6 feet. This looks more like 5 feet in my opinion.

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    Mark English Architects, AIA

    It's just shy of 5 feet.

Leigh Ann Liddell wrote:Feb 13, 2014
dtemp wrote:Nov 30, 2013
lavila80 wrote:Jul 11, 2013
Suzanne Thompson wrote:Jan 18, 2013
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    Mark English Architects, AIA
    It's Caesarstone, quartz, and we have never had a problem with staining.
  • Kelly Nichols
    Is that a broiler at the bottom of your wall oven or another mini oven?
Peter Doggart wrote:Jan 12, 2013
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  • M D

    I love your work. Clearly lots of others do too! Thanks for letting us know it's Porcelanosa. Do you know which tile it is? I thought it was a large sheet of coloured glass initially. I love it all.

Michelle Bright wrote:Nov 14, 2012
Bonnie Simonton wrote:Aug 27, 2016
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hollysnewhouse wrote:Mar 24, 2016
Candice Pascal wrote:Dec 28, 2015
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    Mark English Architects, AIA

    These cabinets were a pre made european product, German, no longer made. The grey is a dark warm grey

nonger8 wrote:Oct 4, 2015
johnm123 wrote:Oct 1, 2015
P Miller wrote:Apr 22, 2015
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    Mark English Architects, AIA

    Im pretty sure they are thermador, but I don't think this model is made anymore. I prefer Miele.

Micah Flippen wrote:Oct 10, 2014
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weespxx wrote:Jun 22, 2014
Joy wrote:Jan 12, 2014
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poise wrote:Mar 24, 2013
Kari Wilbanks Interior Design wrote:Jul 20, 2011
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    Mark English Architects, AIA
    Hi, these ar German pre-finished cabinets. Typically, German and Italian hi-gloss cabinets are made of MDF with several to many layers of Lacquer paint over them.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sam Ferris added this to Kitchen Confidential: 7 Ways to Mix and Match Cabinet ColorsSep 11, 2015

2. Use three complementary colors instead of two. If you’re not satisfied with just two hues for your kitchen cabinet design, keep flipping through the color swatches to find a third color. Not only do three shades give your kitchen more of a designer feel, they also evenly distribute color throughout the space. White is a good starting point because it pairs well with other neutrals as well as bold primary colors. Mark English Architects chose to balance this modern kitchen’s white cabinets with both tall black cabinets and a smack of high-gloss orange cabinets.

KitchenLab Interiors added this to Find the Right Oven Arrangement for Your KitchenOct 28, 2012

Single oven, microwave and warming drawer combo. This arrangement is also pretty typical. It's terrific if you've got room for a tall cabinet. (I like it best next to other tall pieces, like a refrigerator pantry, as shown here.) This setup is also a great way to make the room for all three of these appliances. I even like to do this with a range so you get an extra oven. This kitchen shows this option with a cooktop and an oven below in the island instead, which makes sense for this kitchen.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

HU-221773477 added this to Kristy's kitchenSep 1, 2019

Another example of oven in island and sink against wall, fridge on end.

Nagham Hisham added this to My ideasAug 10, 2019

It's a nice kitchen for an apartment

Peter Sorensen added this to ideas to think ofAug 5, 2019

Stack two ovens and a microwave but not high so the second oven is very low and microwave at comfortable hight

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