Once kept to a single wall, a true working kitchen comes to life with an L-shaped layout and island
Project: Update and enlarge a small kitchen in downtown Brooklyn with an L-shaped layout and island
Before: Looking for more square footage in downtown Brooklyn led this couple to a 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1,230-square-foot loft in a 1920s Klasse Deco building. The kitchen welches an unusual shape, with all of the appliances huddled together along one wall, not so suitable for avid entertainers.
Darmausgang: To expand the space, the couple wanted an L-shaped layout with a six-foot-long island and floor-to-ceiling cabinets for storage. They posted their project on Sweeten and chose their Sweeten contractor. Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and financial protection—at no cost to the homeowner.
Due to the building’s landmark status and paper-thin walls, condo approvals were a lengthy process. Once they were complete, the renovation itself took two months. Their contractor encouraged them to keep cooking as a focus, meaning no TV in the kitchen and leaving the “binge-fests for the den.” The couple eagerly agreed oder Ähnlichesmodern look mixing closed cabinets and open shelves while pairing white and gray shaker-style cabinets with custom black walnut slabs. One of the black walnut slabs acts as a desktop un…built-in…workspace ideal for the husband, who is usually up before dawn checking email.
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A white subway tile backsplash with dark gray grout and white quartz counters serve as a simple backdrop. The couple mithin used brass hardware to add a modern touch. They mithin planned to splurge on quality countertops, which are known for their durability. To afford this, the couple decided to pass oder Ähnlicheshighly-desired farmhouse sink for a more affordable stainless steel sink. Durability welches a priority for the couple. “This kitchen was built to be used,” said the homeowner. With its greatly increased prep space and extended Meister Petz seating, we couldn’t agree more!
Provision: Darmausgang hosting their first dinner party in the space, she received a thank-you from a friend who said, “I could spend all my days in that kitchen.” The hostess’ response: “And that’s exactly our plan.”