The Tiny Kitchen was part of a total remodel of a bungalow style home, located in an urban setting and with the intention of using it as a vacation rental. Their vision for the kitchen was to offer guests a multi-functional space, maximizing on storage and creativity, through the use of unique materials.
The doors and drawer fronts are made of solid poplar, with sequenced grain. All doors and drawers feature “push to open” hardware, eliminating the need for pulls or handles. The counter tops are made of Paper Stone, which we processed in our shop. Another unique feature is the double, corner sink, with drop in cutting board. The base cabinetry offers a diverse display of storage space, along with double wine racks. We also incorporated a slim wall cabinet with sliding doors, under the window and with adjustable shelving within. Next to the fridge you will find overhead appliance storage, with a desk below.
The Bunkhaus… the concept for this project grew from our clients need to transform a spare, basement room into a space which could accommodate large sleepover’s for their children.
It features 4 twin size beds, each with headboard and footboard, built of daybed style. The lower portion of each bed has a large panel which lifts up. 3 of the beds have roll-out, pop-up trundles and the fourth houses storage space for additional bedding. Each bed has its own, wall mounted lamp and in the corner we added a large shelf, for additional lighting, books, etc.
The Kirchdorfer was built with many challenges. My client requested a 14’ dining table when fully assembled, however they wanted the option of being able to break the table down into 4 independent tables as well. This would allow them diverse use, for entertaining friends & family.
We started with two 4’ X 4’ square tables setting next two each other. Then we added two 3’ X 4’ semi-circle tables on each end of the square tables put together. This created the problem of too many legs in the way, at the ends, for dining seating. Our solution was to make the two semi-circle tables, back legs be able to slide towards the center, when assembled together. It worked beautifully.
Each table is a finished piece of furniture on all sides. All components lock together, with discreet hardware, when fully assembled. All legs have small antique casters, for ease of movement.
All materials are solid sapele, an exotic wood very similar to mahogany. The finish consists of stain color, clear sealer and built up lacquer.
Madame's Master Closet
This is a 17’ closet wall with maximum storage and a secret at the far right end. It features, starting from the left; a full shoe closet with angled shelving, next are a pair of double doors which opens to two garment hanging bars and to the right of that are two more double doors opening to long garment hanging.Above each door is overhead storage space as well. At the far right is a secret entrance into the Madame’s Master Bath.
We have included some installation photos here, for a clear view of the interior spaces. Floor to ceiling height is 103” Materials are hardwood plywood and solid poplar, with mirrored panels. Finish consists of pigmented lacquer.
Powder Room Vanity
We were called in on this project because of a unique powder room space. Our client wanted the vanity to be an accent piece, something natural, yet elegant at the same time. We chose to reflect the natural aspect in the vanity top and the elegant aesthetic in the base.
This vanity features a solid walnut sink/countertop. Given the unique space, we chose to use the opportunity to carve an organic edge in the top, reflecting the water aesthetic of the sink.
For the base, we chose to do a bow front, which barrels into the wall. The face frame, doors and panel are made of quarter-sawn walnut. The door panels are book-matched walnut. The door handles are made of ebony.
As for the mirror, we wanted to reflect the natural aesthetic of the counter top, hence the organic shape. The mirror is also made of walnut.