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Hollywood Renovation: Week 6

In this exclusive series for, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 6: Re-evaluating the kitchen.


Our kitchen is a super performing space—a multi-functioning space for live and work that is constantly in use and on display. Here's how we make it work to its maximum potential.

When we first moved here, the kitchen was already established as a U-shaped counter that extended the original Craig Ellwood design. I am a big supporter of removing upper cabinets and having open shelving and space instead. However, this means that everything you'd normally hide in your cabinet is now on display. The benefit of this strategy is that you eliminate anything that you absolutely don’t use or want. Everything has to be reduced down to essentials.

To see images of the project, please visit the slideshow. Click here to read past installments of the series. is your online home in the modern world. Join us as we follow our team around the globe on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Want more? Never miss another word of Dwell with our free iTunes app.


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