Kitchen of the Week: Modern and Bright at 90 Square Feet

When you have a small kitchen, it’s simple to start moaning and groaning about it. Steve Justrich, on the other hand, celebrates the shortage of footage of his kitchen. “My doctrine isn’t to have to walk more than three steps between appliances and counters, and have every thing within a fully extended arm’s reach,” he states. “I could have my left hand on a pot handle on the stove, and my right hand on the sink faucet at the exact same time.”

An interior designer in San Francisco, Justrich recently renovated the kitchen of his 1912 home just beyond the city’s Golden Gate Park. Trying to make the older, 90-square-foot kitchen texture larger was a challenge to say the least. However, by putting the refrigerator flush to the walls, installing lots of windows and abstaining from upper cabinets helped make the space feel open and bright.

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The ceiling was given an unexpected touch of turquoise by justrich with a textural Venetian plaster treatment. A glowing yellow pendant hangs from the ceiling, illuminating the counter workspace.

To conserve space in this little kitchen, Justrich constructed the refrigerator to what was initially another doorway to the kitchen. Justrich wanted all the items in his kitchen to become eco-friendly and low-maintenance, therefore he chose several European appliances since they have a tendency to conserve energy and space.

Pendant: Sol Pendant, CB2
Refrigerator: Liebherr

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A 30-inch sink includes a built-in cutting board and strainer, which makes it an extra work space. “The larger the sink, the better,” he states. “And I’ve never liked two compartments — utilize bathtubs and strainers if you would like to compartmentalize the sink. The sink ought to be in a position to fit the oven racks, exhaust hood filters, and refrigerator shelves for cleaning.”

Heath Ceramics, cheerful oil paintings from a friend in New Mexico, also artwork by Alex Garcia set the tone. The gray floors, granite counters, ceiling, cabinetry, avocado doorway, and magenta bench outside were selected to reflect on these bits.

Wall mounted lighting, Leucos; wall clock, Propeller Modern; floor, Forbo Marmoleum; d e ishwasher: Miele 18″ Slimline, sink, Julien; faucet, THG; floormat: Chilewich

“I wanted a kitchen that would be brilliant and delightful to maintain, but nevertheless be a specialist, working kitchen,” he states.

White countertops maintain the kitchen looking glowing, and combine perfectly with the backsplash. A clear view out to the backyard is just one of Justrich’s favorite parts about his kitchen.

Countersplash: Fireclay tile, Claymonde series
Countertop: Blizzard, Caesarstone

Open shelving above the countertop displays his ceramic collection, and a piece by Alex Garcia sits right alongside the range. The scope had cast-iron grates, also has been selected because it has the largest gas oven available to get a 30-inch range. “It’s a industrial grade search for half the cost,” Justrich states.

American Range
Hood: Faber

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Finnish yellow plywood has been selected to your cabinetry. This wood is a pre-finished industrial standard plywood with a visible wood grain. It’s extremely durable and won’t have to be refinished. Stainless steelOmnia brings add an easy, decorative touch.

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