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February 1, 2013
A collection of some of our favorite kitchen renovations from our archives.
Harry Bates designed this simple cedar house for a young family in New York in 1967. Forty years later he updated the place for its new owners, Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham. The addition of bright red cabinetry in the kitchen introduces a contemporary s

Harry Bates designed this simple cedar house for a young family in New York in 1967. Forty years later he updated the place for its new owners, Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham. The addition of bright red cabinetry in the kitchen introduces a contemporary style without losing the rustic, vintage quality of the space. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
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Now rented out as an office/retail space, the downstairs contains a kitchen, which is fitted with Ikea lamps and steel shelving by Azevedo. For the flooring she glued down fiber-cement HardiePanel siding more commonly used for building walls, both because

Now rented out as an office/retail space, the lower level of this San Francisco Victorian renovation contains a kitchen, which is fitted with Ikea lamps and steel shelving by resident Christi Azevedo. For the flooring she glued down fiber-cement HardiePanel siding more commonly used for building walls, both because of its resemblance to concrete and its price of one dollar per square foot. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Bay Wash
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The eye-catching kitchen cabinets behind Cat Macleod and her daughter, Celeste, were custom-built in lemon Liri Laminate by Amerind. The island bench is made from the same alpine ash used on the floor and the stairs all the way up to the master bedroom. <

The eye-catching kitchen cabinets behind Cat Macleod and her daughter, Celeste, were custom-built in lemon Liri Laminate by Amerind. The island bench is made from the same alpine ash used on the floor and the stairs all the way up to the master bedroom. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Bellemo & Cat's Cradle
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The floor-to-ceiling storage and simple finishes in <a href="http://www.scavolini.us/cucine.asp?gr_id=43&fa_id=47&cu_id=58&lang=EN">Scavolini's Reflex kitchen</a> leave plenty of room for culinary art to be the primary flourish within the spare space. For

The floor-to-ceiling storage and simple finishes in Scavolini's Reflex kitchen leave plenty of room for culinary art to be the primary flourish within the spare space. For color lovers, lacquered options are available in brighter hues.

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On the main floor, the kitchen islandis like Zulaikha’s own version of a Donald Judd sculpture: minimal, freestanding, and geometric.

On the main floor of this open-plan home in Sydney, the kitchen island is like architect Brian Zulaikha's own version of a Donald Judd sculpture: minimal, freestanding, and geometric. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in A Measured Approach
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Vintage kettles and a wide-ranging assortment of pots and pans sit above kitchen cabinets from IKEA.

Vintage kettles and a wide-ranging assortment of pots and pans sit above kitchen cabinets from IKEA in this renovated loft in Los Angeles's Chinatown. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Sun Mun Way Cool
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The walnut cabinets in the kitchen, which update and warm the space, were designed by Nilus de Matran and fabricated by George Slack.

The walnut cabinets in the kitchen of this 1878 San Francisco original, which update and warm the space, were designed by Nilus de Matran and fabricated by George Slack. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Taking Liberties
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A custom recycled-Douglas fir table by VanEyk Custom Woodworks is the heart of the living-dining room in the so-called "Scrap House." The double-height wall is clad in the same steel that wraps the exterior. <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/scrap-ho

A custom recycled-Douglas fir table by VanEyk Custom Woodworks is the heart of the living-dining room in the so-called "Scrap House." The double-height wall is clad in the same steel that wraps the exterior. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Scrap House
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Almost every element of the interior—from the kitchen cabinetry to the art on the walls—was created by Dollahite himself.

Almost every element of the interior of Blake Dollahite's modest Austin renovation—from the kitchen cabinetry to the art on the walls—was created by Dollahite himself. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Salvage Love
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Harry Bates designed this simple cedar house for a young family in New York in 1967. Forty years later he updated the place for its new owners, Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham. The addition of bright red cabinetry in the kitchen introduces a contemporary s

Harry Bates designed this simple cedar house for a young family in New York in 1967. Forty years later he updated the place for its new owners, Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham. The addition of bright red cabinetry in the kitchen introduces a contemporary style without losing the rustic, vintage quality of the space. Read the full article here.

Photo by Raimund Koch.

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