7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations

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October 21, 2013
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  In the refurbished kitchen of their grand old Brooklyn apartment, a young family employed architecture and lighting firm Workstead to open up the space and install a suite of rich materials and custom finishes by local craftsmen. Photo by Matthew Williams.    This originally appeared in Kitchens We Love: Part 2.

    In the refurbished kitchen of their grand old Brooklyn apartment, a young family employed architecture and lighting firm Workstead to open up the space and install a suite of rich materials and custom finishes by local craftsmen. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    This originally appeared in Kitchens We Love: Part 2.
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  When young parents Guido and Sabrina Chiavelli refreshed their dilapidated 1880s farmhouse in Monfumo, Italy, they turned to their friend, architect Filippo Caprioglio. One of his boldest moves is the glass-ceilinged kitchen addition. It's largely seamless, meaning no mullions, and sheaths of glass expand and retract via an electric motor. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.  Photo by Helenio Barbetta.   This originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy .

    When young parents Guido and Sabrina Chiavelli refreshed their dilapidated 1880s farmhouse in Monfumo, Italy, they turned to their friend, architect Filippo Caprioglio. One of his boldest moves is the glass-ceilinged kitchen addition. It's largely seamless, meaning no mullions, and sheaths of glass expand and retract via an electric motor. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

    Photo by Helenio Barbetta.
    This originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy .
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  In this modern renovation of a 200-year-old farmhouse, Tom Givone installed a tub in the master bath from Produits Neptune's Zen series, then clad it in planks salvaged from the demolition of the original farmhouse. Contrasting the contemporary fixtures is a 19th-century French chandelier. Photo by Mark Mahaney.  Photo by Mark Mahaney.
    In this modern renovation of a 200-year-old farmhouse, Tom Givone installed a tub in the master bath from Produits Neptune's Zen series, then clad it in planks salvaged from the demolition of the original farmhouse. Contrasting the contemporary fixtures is a 19th-century French chandelier. Photo by Mark Mahaney. Photo by Mark Mahaney.
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  San Francisco-based writer Deborah Bishop turned to Charles de Lisle Building Workshop to rehaul her kitchen, in a former Victorian rooming house. The casework is by Henrybuilt, the handmade fireclay sink is from Shaws Original, the countertop is made of brown-veined Calacatta marble, and the major appliance—a gas convection oven, grill, and griddle-equipped holy grail—is by BlueStar. Photo by Leslie Williamson.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.   This originally appeared in Project Runaway.

    San Francisco-based writer Deborah Bishop turned to Charles de Lisle Building Workshop to rehaul her kitchen, in a former Victorian rooming house. The casework is by Henrybuilt, the handmade fireclay sink is from Shaws Original, the countertop is made of brown-veined Calacatta marble, and the major appliance—a gas convection oven, grill, and griddle-equipped holy grail—is by BlueStar. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

    Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    This originally appeared in Project Runaway.
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  Architect Lukáš Kordík of the Bratislava-based firm Gut Gut loved the light and views of his flat, but described the small, 1930s apartment as "quite a sad place." Now that it's gotten a punch renovation and eye-catching new kitchen, Kordik extolls the "cozy and open space" he's turned it into.     This originally appeared in True Value.

    Architect Lukáš Kordík of the Bratislava-based firm Gut Gut loved the light and views of his flat, but described the small, 1930s apartment as "quite a sad place." Now that it's gotten a punch renovation and eye-catching new kitchen, Kordik extolls the "cozy and open space" he's turned it into. 

    This originally appeared in True Value.
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  While recasting this 100-year-old former dance hall in West Texas, designer Barbara Hill lit upon the idea of sudsing up in view of the rest of her home. "I hate walls," she says, "and an open living space is the next best thing to being outside." Photo by Misty Keasler.  Photo by Misty Keasler.   This originally appeared in Dance Dance Renovation.

    While recasting this 100-year-old former dance hall in West Texas, designer Barbara Hill lit upon the idea of sudsing up in view of the rest of her home. "I hate walls," she says, "and an open living space is the next best thing to being outside." Photo by Misty Keasler.

    Photo by Misty Keasler.
    This originally appeared in Dance Dance Renovation.
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  Renovating your kitchen? Let this be your guide: We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell's kitchen.  Photo by Peter Belanger.   This originally appeared in Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops.

    Renovating your kitchen? Let this be your guide: We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell's kitchen.

    Photo by Peter Belanger.
    This originally appeared in Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops.
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