San Francisco KitchenModern Kitchen, San Francisco
Originally asked to resurface custom kitchen cabinets, Michael Merrill Design Studio finished this project with a completely new, crisp and ultra-modern design for the entire 815 square-foot home.
Photos © John Sutton Photography
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Single-zone refrigeration will work well if you plan to chill just one type of wine. The temperature in a single-zone cooler will vary from the top to the bottom — the larger the refrigerator, the more the temperature will vary. If budget and space are your main concerns, a single-zone refrigerator is your best bet. Plan to store white wines at the bottom, where it's cooler, and red wines at the top. But be aware that temperature variation is not the same from one cooler to the next.
Advantages: Stainless steel sinks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and can be made very large and deep. Depending on the gauge, stainless steel's durability can stand the test of time. In fact, hot pots and pans can be loaded directly into a stainless steel kitchen sink without damaging its surface. Fragile dishes are also less likely to break when dropped into a stainless steel sink, since it's not as hard as stone. Aesthetically, these sinks allow for cohesiveness in finishes, since so many modern appliances are stainless steel.
Here you can really see how much space is gained by connecting this peninsula to the wall. If this were an island with circulation on both sides, that wine refrigerator would have to go, plus some. The top, without any counter space on the right of the sink, would be too small to for a comfortable workspace.