What to do with a kitchen built in 1931 that is too small to socialize in, and an adjacent Library that no one uses? Renovate! In an effort to do exactly that, Anna and Caspar tore down a wall, added an island (designed to look more like a piece of furniture than a kitchen island), and successfully converted a living space into a modern dining space in only five weeks. Now a kitchen that was once small and dark, is now a bright and welcoming space with room to spare.
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Lisa over at Henrybuilt was kind enough to introduce me to their kitchen Workspace Component Group. The system includes a cutting board, colander, and knife block designed to integrate with the backsplash system and countertop area around the sink. Made in either wood or high-density plastic, both options are durable and easy to clean. Such a great combination of form and function! I love that the colander suspends over the sink instead of sitting in it. Normally I would almost automatically go with the wood finish, but I really like the minimal look of the plastic version as well (although I would love to see more color options). To read more, or to learn more about Henrybuilt visit their website. Thanks Lisa!
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LOVE this solution for indoor gardening by Mut Design! The unique structure is modular and reversible, and can accommodate ceramic pots, lamps, and small galvanized steel table tops in three different directions at varying heights. Talk about possibilities! I think the single structures look great on their own, but are even more fantastic when combining to form a garden wall.
Via Mut Design
I have been eying this fun dish dryer for a little while now, considering whether or not it could compliment some of our other, more vintage kitchen gadgetry. After seeing it this morning featured in a Remodelista post along with some nice images, I feel like it could be just the thing to mix things up a bit without going overboard on modern accessories. The Dish Doctor is by Marc Newson design, and is available for purchase through Hive Modern.
Our kitchen is frustratingly small. Because it is such a challenge, improving it is always in the back of my mind. These are a few of my recent favorites, discovered while searching for ways to create a little more breathing space.
I really appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship of these kitchens from Plain English. Located in Suffolk, a couple hours north east of London, their work uses traditional techniques of 18th and 19th century cabinetmakers. Everything they do is made by hand and local. Skilled joiners produce the cupboards and cabinets, the shelf pegs are hand turned, the baskets hand woven, and even the metal brackets are forged locally. Sadly they only do work in and around the EU, but pay their website a visit to be inspired and see more of their beautiful work.
Images via Plain English