In designing this 4,700-square-foot home, designer Leah Margolis from, also from Saratoga Springs, New York, worked with the homeowners to achieve a joint vision of a cohesive space. Margolis introduced the owners to mid-century modern design beginning with an original Saarinen Tulip Table. The table started the ball rolling and
If you think a kitchen island is just for show, you now have legitimate reasons why your kitchen can benefit from one. From storage to additional seating, any sized home will love the versatility a kitchen island offers.
New times, old traditions. We decided to complete this list of delightful summer kitchens with a simple, yet captivating design. Entitled “John”s summer kitchen”, the project comes equipped with working table, pizza/bread oven, grill and traditional smokehouse. And what a wonderful background for memorable afternoon meals!
We’ll see current kitchens being ripped apart to expose old natural beams, which look fantastic with stain or beeswax. New builds and designs will seek to build beams and tongue and groove into the walls and ceiling: An extra cost yes, but absolutely worth the finish it gives.
A perimeter island, for example, might work better with open floor plans. Size and shape are also determined by room’s layout; Allow for at least 36-48 inches between the perimeter of the island and the surrounding cabinets so there’s enough room for people to move around.
Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by adding suspended storage, where you can display a matching pan collection or your best stemware. You can also experiment with lighting elements, or if you’ve decided to install a stovetop with overhead venting you can use the
This design results in a simple color palette that is very neutral. How can we mimic this in our own interiors? Try incorporating these natural wooden elements through wood shelving, wall panels and flooring, or add the grey-tones of stone in your floors or even your furniture (see image below).
While your kitchen could look fabulous as-is, what would it look like without that bothersome wall? If you’re unsure if this is possible – consult a structural engineer or architect to see what possibilities there are for your kitchen.
The homeowners had an aggressive timeframe and chose to work with a Bethesda, MD-based design/build firm Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., which also has an office in Falls Church, VA. Much of the project had to be completed via virtual meetings with the homeowners and Case. They began sharing designs via video
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