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LIGHTENING UP THE MASTER BATH

OVERCOMING KITCHEN CHALLENGES

The kitchen is in its original location, but the
size was slightly narrowed to accommodate the
staircase behind the range that leads down to
the lower level.
"We thought about adjusting the staircase
location, but that would have disrupted the
structure and flow of other areas," said Urrutia.
"Even though it's not perfect, we kept the proposed location."
The kitchen is in the shape of what the designer
calls "two L's hugging each other,"and the couple,
who use the space often, wanted to keep the design elegant and understated. A sloped roof over
the refrigerator houses a partial staircase that will
be used for future renovations.
In the previous space, there was a sun window
the designer said was a complete disconnect from
the home's exterior architecture. He replaced it
with a pair of 1920s double-hung windows from
a salvage yard that match the single-lite pattern of
the original exterior windows.
He specified standard-size appliances for the
space, and white Shaker-style cabinets juxtapose
the black, honed-quartz countertops. The statement piece of the kitchen is the brown subway tile
backsplash, which adds a classic and earthy feel.
"We cook in the kitchen as much as anyone
does," explained Urrutia. "We basically abuse it
and are in it constantly."

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ABOVE White

cabinets
contrast with the black
countertops for an elegant,
understated look.

The master bath location was originally the kitchen for the 700-sq.-ft. lowerlevel unit. The design team installed the tub under the window and worked
backward from there. On the other side of the space is the shower, which is
positioned at an angle to help with traffic flow.
The statement piece in this bathroom (pictured below) is all about the
various tile applications. The designer chose an unusual granite and marble
tile pattern for the floor, as well as an oval accent piece or liner on the walls. As
there is only one window in the master, the team chose a white glossy subway
tile that goes from the floor to the ceiling and helps reflect light.
"We almost always choose light colors in our designs, and we enlarged the
window as much as we could," said Urrutia. "To keep as much of the natural
light in here, we also added an oversized wall mirror."
A medicine cabinet above the sink and a small etagere provide the storage
in this master bath, and an adjacent hallway closet is used for additional items.

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Trends from Salone
All Set for ICFF
Better Business
Learning Corner
Hot Topic
Solutions
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Show Director’s Note
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