Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JAN 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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STUFFED under a dropped ceiling with an oversized soffit that hid sprinkler piping, the narrow, window- less kitchen in artist Deena Schnitman's Boston loƁ was cramping her style, literally. With a scant 36 inches from counter edge to counter edge, the pass-through space—wedged in like an aƁer- thought between the entryway and the unit's open living area—hardly allowed her room to cook. It also did not afford her enough room to create her high-end, paste-paper designs, for which she need- ed the kitchen sink. The kitchen build-out was so tight, it was spilling out sloppily into the open part of the loƁ, marring its expansive volume. Creating a larger, more usable kitchen was defi- nitely a reconfiguration challenge, one made a little more complicated by the fact that Schnitman said at the first meeting, "Do you see all these angles? Photos: Nat Rea Photography Catch the Waves Moving a cramped kitchen from a bottlenecked galley to a wide-open living space allows the client, an artist, more room to cook, entertain and work on her creations. by Zac Culbreth, AIA, and Larry Lindner 30 JANUARY 2019 QR QUALIFIEDREMODELER.COM DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK

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