Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Workshop/APD and April Bovet Interior Design Team Up on a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Gem

In the dining room, Eoos chairs ring a custom concrete table beneath a Rich Brilliant Willing pendant fixture. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Each of the five boroughs contains a constellation of neighborhoods with their own cultural quirks and pervading personalities. In Cobble Hill, ethnically diverse mom-and-pop shops and traditional brownstones entwine with a boho art scene, yielding an old-school yet forward-thinking Brooklyn vibe. It’s here that Workshop/APD founding principal Andrew Kotchen was given the opportunity to nestle a unique piece of architecture between two 1900s town houses, at once putting into relief the district’s dual natures.

GamFratesi stools pull up to the kitchen’s granite-topped island. Photography by Donna Dotan.

“It’s rare to get the chance to run an intelligent design process that isn’t based in historical preservation,” Kotchen says of the ground-up plan he conceived for his client, a married couple with two teenage children. After performing initial zoning studies, he and the WAPD team demolished the existing residence and inserted a modernist glass-and-steel town house, encompassing 7,000 square feet and four bedrooms across six floors. “We didn’t set out to take up every inch of buildable square footage,” Kotchen continues. “The focus was on creating comfortable, livable rooms.” Leveraging ideas from past projects with this client, he has devised, in its “calming simplicity,” an exemplar of the contemporary urban home.

White-oak built-ins backdrop an Antonio Citterio sofa and ottoman in the living room. Photography by Donna Dotan.

The streamlined program begins with a triple-height entry atrium that references elements from the facade. A screen of ebonized-oak slats rises the full 31 feet and then crosses the ceiling, the orientations nodding to the exterior’s vertical windows and horizontal Belgian bricks, which extend into the entry. Furthermore, the slat color links to the blackened steel framing those windows. It

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Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Home decor idea #49: Pay attention to details

Your furniture and appliance choices might be the first things people notice, but giving details special attention makes it seem like you spent even more time and money creating your space. “Switching out small fixtures and hardware in the home for more thoughtful pieces can make the design of the home feel more intentional, which, in turn, makes it feel more expensive,” says designer Justina Blakenly, founder of Jungalow. Replace a dated flush mount light with a modern style, or swap plastic wall plates for metal, she suggests. When updating your appliances, these are the 11 brands that make the most reliable appliances, according to Consumer Reports.

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‘There are lots of appliances in the island’: Lauren takes us through her brand new kitchen in Co Meath


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FROM THE VERY beginning of her kitchen design journey, Lauren Harte knew exactly what she wanted.

“I had a very clear vision in my head,” says Lauren, who moved into her new home in Mornington, Co Meath with her boyfriend in April. 

“We were aware that there wasn’t much wall space, so we wanted to make use of the storage and get as much as we could into the island. We have a microwave, dishwasher, bin and sink all in the island.”

As well as maximising storage space, Lauren wanted her range cooker to be a focal point of the room. “My boyfriend is a chef, so cooking is a really big part of our lives. We wanted to make a feature of the range cooker with a really nice canopy.”


Lauren Harte in her new Lyndale kitchen


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With her vision in mind, Lauren went to the Cash & Carry Kitchens showroom in Swords, Co Dublin.  

Cash & Carry was actually the first shop I went into and they had the exact kitchen that I had in mind. I didn’t go to any other shops – that was the kitchen for us.

Here she met with design consultant Alan Larkin, who helped bring her ideas to life. 

“One of the design issues Lauren had is that she went with a double sized Belfast sink,” says Alan. “She wanted the sink to be centred and with what she was fitting in on either side, it wasn’t possible unless we made some alterations to the units. That’s where the chopping boards came into it – they solved the problem.”

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Lyndale from Cash & Carry Kitchens


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With her new kitchen in place – including a corner seating area –

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11 of the best new ideas in kitchens, from ‘levitating’ kitchen units to the ultimate wine fridge

The world of kitchens seems to produce ceaseless innovation. Amelia Thorpe picks out some of the latest looks and cleverest new ideas.

Elk Kitchens doing it differently

Architects George Gardner and Peter Foulk have set up ELK, producing bespoke kitchens that feature their own patent-pending storage solutions, which are designed to ensure that all cupboard and shelf space is used to the maximum. These include their striking, triangular-shaped V-drawers, intended as ‘function centres’, with contents visible and accessible.

‘Unlike most kitchens, which are built from boxes, ELK’s designs are based on a framework, which frees the designers from standard restrictions and uses less than 50% of the material of a conventional kitchen,’ explains Mr Gardner. Each kitchen is constructed at ELK’s workshop in Hampshire, using responsibly sourced timber engineered to produce a stable framework, often using light and dark woods for contrast and to highlight the unusual shape of the furniture. ‘Our aim is to produce beautiful, sustainable kitchens that are genuinely innovative,’ Mr Gardner says.

Kitchen prices start from £50,000 — www.elk-kitchens.com


Tom Howley’s colour confidence


Dusky Pink is one of two new shades that join the range of more than 20 hues available at Tom Howley, introduced in response to the demand for elegant kitchens with confident use of colour. ‘The possibilities are endless, but for a truly classic look that marries refinement and playfulness, I would suggest pairing these bolder tones with white,’ advises Mr Howley.

‘A stark white paint or worktop acts as a marvellous contrast to the depths of these two new colours. Think about bar stools with upholstery in the same tone, or even vases, plates and glassware in pinks or greens for a creative and imaginative touch.’ Prices from £20,000 — www.tomhowley.co.uk


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Pros And Cons Of 5 Common Kitchen Layouts

Whether planning kitchen reworking challenge or planning an entire new kitchen, it may be an thrilling and challenging experience. I would go for either siding, Kitchen transform, Rest room transform, and work on holding a room sorta versatile. Bring the outdoors in with a plant, or crops, to infuse coloration and life to a plain toilet house. Plenty of common kitchen transforming traits from latest years name again to older decorating eras.

Good design works effectively in the lives of it’s proprietor, this toilet goes to hold up for a long time. Instead of hiding your kitchen away in the nook of your home, knock down the walls and unencumber your space. While most cooks and cooks appreciate the respiration room that open kitchen reworking ideas convey, they are perfect for entertaining and home parties.

By comparison, Reworking Magazine found that only 60% of the price of a serious kitchen remodeling is usually recouped at the time of sale. Experience tell me that a high quality paint job But with properly chosen colours (hire an inside designer OR a Feng Shui consultant) may make some reworking not wanted.

You would possibly even discover that you prefer the appearance of the matched cabinetry all through your transformed kitchen. New counter tops a reasonably cheap and for a kitchen remodelling venture they can make a huge impact on the general look of the kitchen.

Whether or not you design the kitchen your self, work with a kitchen reworking contractor or house heart, formulating a plan would be the first step. I put in it once I was reworking my lavatory. Not all house remodeling investments carry the same high return; nevertheless, kitchen remodels are top-of-the-line locations to start.…

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