The interior of a small kitchen, which will be discussed today, was the biggest drawback of the house, who unexpectedly moved Matt Linaf and Gloria Lee. The couple had not planned to leave his mansion in Austin, where they lived for almost 25 years. But when a local owner of a large hotel business offered them a good price for it, they did not refuse to bargain.
They bought a new house with an area of 83 square meters and immediately started the reconstruction, during which the most significant changes were the kitchen. Fortunately, Matt and Gloria were allowed to take from your previous dwelling any construction material which they thought it necessary. That’s why boards from wood of IPE, once vistelse terrace, turned into a gorgeous countertop.
Dimensions: 11,1 square meter
Location: Austin, TX
Budget: around 19 thousand dollars (including the cost of labour, materials and equipment)
Features: apron, made of an old Billboard; countertop made from recycled boards; tiles in the metro style, stacked vertically; compact refrigerator
Designer: Matt Lainat, owner
To: the owners felt that the kitchen has too many cabinets, which seem to hang over the center of the room, squeezing the space and separating it from the adjacent living room.
It was decided to remove part of the wall to the left to make the kitchen more open. To save money, Linaf produced the biggest part of the repair work himself, enlisting the help of his friend Trevor crane, carpenter. In addition, plumbing fixtures were not displaced, whereby the pair did not have to spend money to build new communications.
Refrigerator, the depth of which is equal to the width of the countertop, is one of the key elements that contribute to space saving. Kitchen in a previous house with Matt and Gloria were narrow and elongated, so they used to do a small number of cabinets.
Matt decided to purchase a relatively inexpensive ready-made modules from IKEA to afford to spend a considerable amount on countertops, stainless steel, installed in the working area.
“They are unpretentious, practical and very beautiful, primarily because of its ability to reflect light,” he says.
Crane manufactured the countertop for the Peninsula, using part of the fence and terraces with old spouses. He treated boards and cut them into 10-centimeter strips, which are subsequently brought together. Duplex the Peninsula acts as dining table and working surface at the same time.
The couple have long been friends with well-known Austin designer specializing in the design of neon signs and billboards. One of the copies of his personal collection turned into a kitchen apron in the kitchen Matt and Gloria. The surface of the shield is coated with acrylic matte sealer to protect it from rust and abrasion of paint.
The couple initially ordered for walls of small tiles, but they mistakenly delivered the wrong that they have chosen. It was necessary to wait while bring the correct option, but Matt and Gloria suddenly decided to buy the white rectangular tiles in the metro style and put her upright. Due to this, the ceiling in the kitchen appear greater than it really is.
Drawing on the concrete floor is prints from dismantled old tiles.
The couple are very proud that they managed to create a stylish and truly unique with the kitchen practically unaided and without huge costs. They believe the main thing that the updated interior suits them both, and then how it corresponds to the concept of functional design, for them it does not matter. What do you think about this project?