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Old 04-18-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Lots of character in this small elegant kitchen UPDATED W/Video Tour


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Old 04-18-2015, 10:40 PM   #2
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I really like the look of that kitchen even though I would have to have a ladder to reach any of the cabinets. The refrigerator is a little inaccessible, however.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:09 PM   #3
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Very pretty, though I wouldn't want to try taking a large, heavy pan out of that oven. Not much wiggle room.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:20 AM   #4
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I like this! Love the cabinetry. Looks like what is the the kitchen of DD1 and her DH.

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Old 04-19-2015, 01:13 AM   #5
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LOVE this, even if it was the main kitchen in a big city apartment! ALL the better IF it were a butler's pantry!
GREAT photo!
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:02 PM   #6
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What is the material used for the backsplash?
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:45 PM   #7
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Gorgeous!

If I'd never had a bigger kitchen, I could love it. As it is, I'd be claustrophobic, I'm afraid. I have had tiny kitchens, but I much more prefer room to move around. (*"*)
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:26 PM   #8
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What is the material used for the backsplash?
If you enlarge the photo you can see that the backsplash is of small, probably one inch tiles in a close range of neutral colors. Really beautiful.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:30 PM   #9
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I think it is a great little kitchen. They have made use of every inch, and created efficiency and beauty. Bravo to the designer! I'm sure it was a daunting problem to solve!
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:34 PM   #10
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I think it is a great kitchen! And I find it hard to believe that there is a kitchen out there smaller than mine -- but this is it!

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Old 04-19-2015, 06:49 PM   #11
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The apt this kitchen was in was featured in a magazine awhile back in a B & A issue.

There is a bar area in the foreground before you enter the kitchen which helps when entertaining.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:05 PM   #12
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I had a kitchen that size in an apartment... sure wasn't this elegant, tho I absolutely loved it for my single years
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:47 PM   #13
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Looks very similar to our kitchen in the flat, except different color, and we don't have a big range (oven and hob), and ours is a bit more square than galley, so there's a little more room. The refrigerator is actually very accessible as its shallow and the door is fairly small so it doesn't block things like a big subzero American monster. It's not easy to do large elaborate meals because, not a lot of counter space or storage of food while preparing, but I don't do large elaborate stuff there.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:48 PM   #14
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You can tour the apartment.

If you use ad blocker-ish type program like Ad Blocker, you'll probably have to turn it off to view.
BTW, there is a short ad before it plays.

http://houseandhome.com/video/warm-t...nal-apartment/
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:44 AM   #15
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Loved the woodworking/wainscotting and all that. Wish he had shown us the terrace and the view
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:26 PM   #16
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I've had many kitchens that size. But a lot uglier!!!
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:36 AM   #17
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If it was just wood and not white......
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:44 AM   #18
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Cooper -- I personally like white -- seems more timeless to me than wood -- because the kind of wood changes but white is still white!

LOL!

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Old 10-24-2015, 04:28 AM   #19
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Cooper -- I personally like white -- seems more timeless to me than wood -- because the kind of wood changes but white is still white!

LOL!

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I have an odd aversion to white, I find it a bit too sterile and cold. I do like the idea of something timeless yet that would involve wood. (That does not get dated like the 80's)
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Oh, it is sterile and perhaps cold but that was what so many kitchens and butler's pantries were in the "old days" -- painted white because they thought they were more "sterile"!!!

I like wood, too, wood is beautiful but IMO wood can get dated -- like the 80's (but then also remember the white "modern" cabinets of the late 80s -- I don't think the outside was wood but had some sort of covering -- OMG -- A W F U L!!!

They weren't even sterile looking -- they were dated the minute they went in! LOL!

I've seen some old homes where they strip the butler's pantry (of many coats) and then refinish the wood -- it's pine -- pine was meant to be painted! Sigh!

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If it was just wood and not white......
One thing to consider, because it's such a small space without a window, darker stained cabinets could make the space way too dark and cave-like.

A lighter alternative could be waxed pine or cerused oak finished wood cabinets.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:44 PM   #22
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I like it.

I like sterile kitchens- they should be clean and not fussy. They are work rooms, and function, and ease of maintenance should be the priority. Full disclosure, I hate country kitchens, so this one, although small, appeals to me.
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:01 AM   #23
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One thing to consider, because it's such a small space without a window, darker stained cabinets could make the space way too dark and cave-like.

A lighter alternative could be waxed pine or cerused oak finished wood cabinets.
A light wood would be nice.

White is just too cold and boring. However at this time I would take a seventies green and organge kitchen over what I am currently using.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:14 AM   #24
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Just checked out the video tour. LOVED the bathroom and TUB but that sure is a tiny kitchen, beautiful but tiny. And I thought my little galley kitchen had no counter space!!
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