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Naturehumaine revives 1920s apartment in Montreal with contemporary finishes

November 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Quesnel Apartment

Traditional details were kept throughout this ground-floor apartment in Montreal that local studio Naturehumaine renovated to bring in more natural light and create an improved connection to the rear yard. Originally built in the 1920s, the apartment was filled with classical details such as ornamental columns and a stained-glass doorway at the entrance of the

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Los Angeles ranch house becomes Zen Den by Working Holiday Studio

August 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0

The owners of design firm Working Holiday Studio have renovated their own mid-century residence by opening up the kitchen, adding skylights and filling the interior with contemporary decor. The house, called Zen Den, is located in Woodland Hills, a suburban community in Los Angeles that lies about 20 minutes by car from the beach. Carlos

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The Dezeen guide to kitchen layouts including peninsula, island and galley styles

July 29, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Peninsula kitchens

Designing a kitchen? Our latest Dezeen guide explains eight of the most common kitchen layouts with links to lookbooks containing hundreds of examples to inspire you. One-wall kitchens The one-wall kitchen is the simplest of layouts, featuring cabinets and countertops arranged along a single wall. The arrangement takes up less floor space than other formations

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Ten L-shaped kitchens with plenty of countertop space

June 26, 2021 James Parkes 0
L-shaped kitchen beneath a rounded ceiling

The latest lookbook in our series exploring kitchen layouts highlights L-shaped kitchens with two work surfaces that meet at 90 degrees. L-shaped kitchens are organised in the shape of the letter L, often fitting into a corner but sometimes with one of the surfaces projecting as a peninsula. In larger spaces, islands can be incorporated into

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Eight compact U-shaped kitchens designed by architects

June 19, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Eight space-efficient U-shaped kitchens

In the latest in our series exploring kitchen layouts, we’ve picked eight examples from Dezeen’s archive with U-shaped configurations to make efficient use of space. As the name suggests, U-shaped kitchens consist of three worktops connected to form an open rectangle. Popular in smaller interiors, the practical layout creates plenty of counter space for food

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Ten one-wall kitchens designed by architects that free up floorspace

June 12, 2021 James Parkes 0
The kitchen is lined against a rendered wall

Continuing our series of kitchen lookbooks, we’ve selected ten projects from Dezeen’s archive with kitchens organised along a single wall. One-wall kitchens feature a simple, linear layout that takes up less floorspace than other configurations while creating a less cluttered layout. They are popular in small interiors as well as in larger, open-plan spaces as

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Ten beautiful and practical combined kitchen dining rooms

June 6, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Marine house extension designed by David Barr Architects

For our latest lookbook, we’ve found ten projects in the Dezeen archive where kitchens and dining rooms have been combined into one practical and sociable space. Most homes around the world traditionally had separate areas for preparing and eating food but over the last few decades, the popularity of combined kitchen dining rooms has soared.

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Ten space-saving peninsula kitchens designed by architects

June 5, 2021 India Block 0
Tsubo House in London, UK, by Fraher & Findlay

This lookbook highlights ten examples of peninsula kitchens, which have the functionality of kitchen islands but are a more space-saving solution. Named after the geological feature, a kitchen peninsula is a spur that juts out from the wall or work surfaces, creating a three-sided surface. Peninsulas are often additionally used as breakfast bars for casual

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Ten space-saving peninsula kitchens designed by architects

June 5, 2021 India Block 0
Tsubo House in London, UK, by Fraher & Findlay

This lookbook highlights ten examples of peninsula kitchens, which have the functionality of kitchen islands but are a more space-saving solution. Named after the geological feature, a kitchen peninsula is a spur that juts out from the wall or work surfaces, creating a three-sided surface. Peninsulas are often additionally used as breakfast bars for casual

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Fourteen space-efficient galley kitchens with plenty of storage

May 29, 2021 James Parkes 0
Light wood covers the kitchen

For our latest lookbook, we’ve rounded up 14 galley designs by architects and designers that create space-saving and efficient kitchens. A galley kitchen features two parallel rows of units separated by a passage. It is named after the food preparation area on ships, which are traditionally narrow, cramped spaces called galleys. Galley layouts are often

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