55th Street Kitchen
We replaced the previous small kitchen with a kitchen that is inviting and easy to cook in. The room is now now the heart of the home, where the owner prefers to spend most of his time. We completely reconfigured the kitchen, adding twenty square feet in a bay and moving a wall to combine the previously cramped breakfast and kitchen areas into one space.
The materials for this kitchen were carefully selected for indoor air quality and to minimize environmental impact. All of the cabinetry, paints and sealants are low- or no-VOC products. The Paperstone countertops are made from recycled paper and a water-based, petroleum-free resin. The butcher-block peninsula counter is fabricated from windfall lumber. The water-based adhesives for the linoleum have no solvents, no VOCs, and little or no odor. All of the appliances are Energy Star-rated. The contractor took care to reuse on-site material wherever possible.
Photos © Mike Hipple