지금 여러분의 주방은 어떻습니까? 새로 분양받아 입주한 얼마 안된 새로운 주방을 갖고 계십니까? 아니면 이전 주인부터 계속 사용된 몇년 혹은 몇십년이 된 주방 및 주방가구를 사용하고 계신가요? 성차별주의자는 절대 아니지만, 주방은 여자만의 공간이라고 치부하고 계신가요? 생활 패턴은 물론 삶의 질이 향상되면서 먹는 문화. 그리고 이를 만들어 내는 주방 역시 거주공간에서 매우 중요한 공간으로 자리하고 있는 것이 현실입니다.
오늘 살펴보는 8가지 사례는 크지 않은 지금 우리 주방과 매우 흡사한 크기로 디자인 되어 있습니다. 여기서 우리가 눈여겨 볼 대목은 미니멀, 혹은 트랜디한 주방가구를 보는 것이 아니라 지금 나에게 맞는 주방 배치를 보는 것이 첫번째 입니다. 그리고 그것들이 제 기능을 할 때 비로소 마감재와 기구들을 살펴보는 것이 두번째 입니다. 여기서 아이디어를 얻어 참신한 주방을 디자인하길 기대해 봅니다.
reviewed by SJ,오사
#2: Go with white and stack it.
For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget thusly: 70 percent of the budget would go to 30 percent of the space, while 30 percent of the budget would go to 70 percent of the space. This allowed them to be extravagant in the tiny jewelbox of a kitchen, fitting it out with fancy appliances, a Corian and 'BMW walnut' laminate island, and Carrara Bianca stone on the floor, while keeping things raw and utilitarian in the huge storage room.
A single rack allows for a stackable washer and kitchen overflow, while the small white island helps the space appear larger.
Originally appeared in Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
#3: Try open shelving, and bring in some bold color.
In the kitchen of this Fire Island, New York, home, Angle removed the cabinet doors and applied a coat of Poppy Red paint by Benjamin Moore, and put down a striped linoleum floor to brighten the space.
Originally appeared in Smart Interior Update Shows When a Gut Renovation Isn't Necessary
#4: Take a cue from large kitchens and use overhead space. (Just have a stepstool handy or ask for help from your tall friends.)
Although the Anderson house in Washington state is not small—it measures in at a whopping 3,980 square feet—the 1964 home originally designed by Seattle architect Ibsen Nelson was plagued with a cramped kitchen and a small, dark master bathroom. To brighten and open up these areas, the residents hired Seattle-based Shed Architects to do a renovation.
Originally appeared in Built-In Beauty
#5: More off-the-counter storage, and stash your cookbooks in the island.
To cut costs, a family in Brooklyn added inexpensive IKEA drawers to the Douglas fir beams, salvaged in upstate New York and used to build the island and cabinets. The Carrara marble surrounding the sink came from an unused section of slab from a separate renovation. The family's splurge: a Viking hood that hovers above a free-standing range by Bluestar. An island like this would work in a small capacity, too.
Originally appeared in A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
#6 Ye olde magnetized knife rack.
Harry Bates designed this simple cedar house for a young family in New York in 1967. Forty years later he updated the place for its new owners, Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham. The addition of bright red cabinetry in the kitchen introduces a contemporary style without losing the rustic, vintage quality of the space. To save space, a rack holds pans above with hooks for lighter items below, and an old-fashioned knife rack on the wall reduces the need for a counter-hogging knife block. Read the full article here.
Originally appeared in Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
#7: One giant shelf for...everything.
It's no secret that Lukáš Kordík’s kitchen in his tiny Bratislava flat is among our favorites. The cabinetry surrounding the sink is an altered off-the-rack Ikea system. The laminate offers a good punch of blue, and in modernist fashion, Kordík forwent door handles in favor of cutouts. “I wanted the kitchen to be one simple block of color without any additional design,” he says.
At left is a rack/room divider/catch all for his kitchen needs, that leaves everything open and within easy reach.
Originally appeared in True Value
#8: Go dark and moody, and forgo an island for a table and chairs.
Charles de Lisle, of the interior design firm Your Space, designed the kitchen backsplash for this Palo Alto home of PVC rubber flooring embedded with stainless steel "plus" signs. The restaurant supply table is flanked by steel-and-wood Lem Piston stools from Design Within Reach. Although most everything is relegated to high cabinets, the table serves as an adjunct workspace, and this configuration would work nicely in most city apartments.
Originally appeared in The New Suburbanism