Compact Cosmopolitan • New York, NY
The owner was ready to renovate for the long-term, but her tiny kitchen was outdated, cluttered and dim.
It lacked storage, counter space, ventilation and was cut off from the rest of the apartment.
The update began with high-quality, compact appliances and luxury materials.
Task lighting was improved with halogen fixtures placed beneath the wall cabinets and recessed into the ceiling.
A partition dividing the kitchen from the living space was replaced with custom cabinetry that functions on a multitude of levels.
Inside the kitchen, it houses the refrigerator plus drawers and roll-out trays for pots, pans and cooking utensils.
No space left untouched for storage, a special pull-out cabinet is tucked neatly beside the fridge
for a step ladder and broom.
The countertop uniting the kitchen and living area is clad with durable stone.
This transitional area can be used as a work counter, a buffet or a coffee and wine bar.
On the living room side, this same cabinet houses china, wine bottles and crystal.
A lovely new kitchen greets visitors upon entering, in what is now a cosmopolitan setting befitting this sophisticated city dweller.
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