A Clean Slate

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February 15, 2010
Originally published in Recipe for Success

A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for design.

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  Perhaps Workstead’s most liberating move was to flip the position of the refrigerator from the galley wall to an adjacent space outside the kitchen proper. In one fell swoop, this strategy dramatically expanded cabinet space and added a working countertop.
    Perhaps Workstead’s most liberating move was to flip the position of the refrigerator from the galley wall to an adjacent space outside the kitchen proper. In one fell swoop, this strategy dramatically expanded cabinet space and added a working countertop.
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  Modern additions in the kitchen and living room mesh easily with the more classic aspects of Jun’s apartment, set in a typical Brooklyn building.
    Modern additions in the kitchen and living room mesh easily with the more classic aspects of Jun’s apartment, set in a typical Brooklyn building.
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  The cabinet doors of the living room wall unit, in birch veneer painted a calming gray, slide with silken ease but never fully close, leaving strategic gaps for the display of Jun’s eclectic array of books and objects.
    The cabinet doors of the living room wall unit, in birch veneer painted a calming gray, slide with silken ease but never fully close, leaving strategic gaps for the display of Jun’s eclectic array of books and objects.
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  Choosing tile for the kitchen backsplash was the biggest struggle of the project, according to Brechbuehler. They settled on light gray horizontal bars by Ann Sacks.
    Choosing tile for the kitchen backsplash was the biggest struggle of the project, according to Brechbuehler. They settled on light gray horizontal bars by Ann Sacks.
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  The furniture in the living room came a bit more easily. A Knoll chair was a gift from an old employer, as was the poster, by Michael Bierut, in the hall leading to the bedroom.
    The furniture in the living room came a bit more easily. A Knoll chair was a gift from an old employer, as was the poster, by Michael Bierut, in the hall leading to the bedroom.
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