Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 64

Small Spaces

Setting a
Cramped
Kitchen Free
A small kitchen with limited function and storage
was magically transformed into a sophisticated
space for entertaining. Arthur Zobel, president of
Zobel & Co. in Glens Falls, N.Y., was in charge
of the $95,000 renovation, which resulted in a
farmhouse-feel kitchen with ample storage space.
STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Not enough dining space meant that the owner
and guests had to eat meals in the living room.The
design team removed the dividing wall and part
of the main wall between the kitchen and living
room. The remaining portion of that wall now
serves as a breakfast peninsula, a gathering place
for guests and an area on which to set bags while
putting groceries away.
Minimal cabinet and counter space resulted in
clutter on the windowsill and even the radiator
cover. Zobel added cabinets and a storage drawer
to the peninsula, as well as 13-in.-deep cabinets
and open shelving along the window wall. A motorized lift-up system in the cabinets allows them
to open and close vertically, taking up less space.
The wall that was removed was replaced with
cabinetry on both sides. Zobel designed the cabinet area facing the living room to accommodate
a beverage refrigerator, bar area and 30-in.-wide
pantry.This also allowed for a 12-in.-wide pullout
pantry on the kitchen side.

ABOVE RIGHT "The com-

bination of stainless steel
appliances, contemporary
blue glass tile and minimal oilrubbed hardware completed
the contemporary appeal the
owner wanted for his Manhattan home," said the designer.

BOTTOM RIGHT For the wall

cabinetry, Zobel used a motorized lift-up system, which
opens and closes vertically
and eliminates swinging doors.

BOTTOM LEFT The client,
who was highly involved in
the design process, chose
a copper sink to go with the
overall farmhouse look of
the apartment.

BY CHELSIE BUTLER

"Removal of non-load-bearing walls allowed
us to maximize both horizontal and vertical space
and reclaim square footage, which had previously
been unusable,"said Zobel."By doing so, we added
approximately 35 percent more storage space."
DESIGN IDEAS

The client had collected a few barn wood pieces
throughout the rest of the apartment, so Zobel
incorporated reclaimed barn wood in the kitchen
as well to tie it into the rest of the space. Other
materials used in the kitchen include brick veneer,
stainless steel and glass tile.
"By incorporating real reclaimed barn wood
surfaces and beams for the shelving, we were able
to give this kitchen an authentic farmhouse feel,
which is very unusual for an urban kitchen," he
explained."We added in-cabinet lighting, not only
to make a classically dark space brighter, but also
to showcase the organic beauty of the weathered
and textured barn wood elements."
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REPURPOSING/CREATING SPACE

The main goal of this kitchen renovation was to accommodate storage and surface space where equipment could be hidden when not in use and where prep
and dining could take place at the same time.A wide,
deep cabinet over the refrigerator and pantry houses
small appliances.Shallower cabinets with lift-up doors
over the sink and hood store spices and glassware.

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Kitchen & Bath Business / NOV.-DEC. 2016 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official publication of KBIS (KBIS.com)

SOURCES
DESIGNER: Arthur
Zobel, Zobel & Co.;
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris
Sanders
CABINET LIGHTING: Häfele;

CABINETRY: Country
Roads; COUNTERTOPS:
Dekton by Constantino;
GLASS TILE: Akdo;
HARDWARE: Blum and
Häfele; MICROWAVE: Viking;
REFRIGERATOR: Liebherr;
STOVE: Thermador


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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Learning Corner
KBIS Countdown
Favorites
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 3
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Show Director’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Learning Corner
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - KBIS Countdown
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