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Issue 33 · Summer Cottage · August 19, 2014

Steal This Look: Instant Camp-Style Kitchen

Issue 33 · Summer Cottage · August 19, 2014

We've long admired artist and designer Michelle de la Vega's low-cost kitchen. Situated in a 250-square-foot garage in Seattle that de la Vega converted for herself, it features a mix of new elements and reclaimed materials from local salvage yards.

We also imagine this configuration installed in a garden shed, a barn, or any other outbuilding to create instant (and separate) summer guest quarters. See the rest of de la Vega's tiny home in the New York Times and in her portfolio at Michelle de la Vega.

Above: The compact kitchen is situated on a wall of the main room, with a loft bedroom overhead. Photograph by Ira Lippke for the New York Times.

The Basics

Benjamin Sky Chief Porcelain Stem Mount Light

Above: De la Vega's industrial overhead light is akin to the 12-inch Benjamin Sky Chief Porcelain Stem Mount Light; $208 at Barn Light Electric.

 

 

John Boos Stainless Steel Kitchen Prep Table, Remodelista  

Above: The John Boos Economy Stainless Steel Kitchen Work Prep Table measures 30 by 48 inches; $259 via Amazon.

Enameled Cast-Iron Wall-Hung Sink

Above: For an industrial-retro look, consider the American Standard Enameled Cast-Iron Wall-Hung Sink; $434.87 at eFaucets.

 

Ikea Grundtal Wall Shelf, Remodelista

Above: The versatile stainless-steel Grundtal Wall Shelf is $19.99 for the 31.5-inch-wide size at Ikea.

Classic Wine Crates

Above: Wine crates used as storage drawers and shelves are a great idea; contact your favorite winery to see about getting used wine crates. Other sources include your local wine store, Craigslist, or Wine Pine, which sells Classic Wine Crates for $20 to $35 each depending on size.

Appliances

  Danby Compact Refrigerator, Remodelista

Above: The compact Danby Designer Series (DAR125SLDD) 4.4 Cubic-foot Refrigerator includes glass shelves, a crisper drawer, and tall bottle storage; $245 at AJ Madison. For more ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Compact Refrigerators.

Coleman Two Burner Propane Stove, Remodelista  

Above: Not just for camping, the Coleman 2-Burner Insta-start Triton Propane stove offers 22,000 BTU in two independently adjustable, high-performance stainless-steel burners. It can cook for up to 1.1 hours with both burners on high (4.5 hours on low) on one 16.4-oz propane cylinder (sold separately). Make sure adequate ventilation is available; $59.95 at Amazon.

Cuisinart Toaster Oven, Remodelista

Above: The Cuisinart Toaster Oven Broiler with convection is $89.95 via Amazon.

 

Waring Two Speed Bar Blender, Remodelista

Above: A classic Waring Two-Speed Blender is $169 at Food Service Warehouse.

Accessories

Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack, Remodelista   

Above: We like the straightforward simplicity of the Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack; $14.99 at Ikea.

Snow Peak Cutting Board and Knife Set, Remodelista

Above: Japanese luxury camping company Snow Peak makes a convenient, all-in-one Chopping Board and Knife Set; $39.95 for the medium size via Amazon.

Pioneer Blue Enamel Campware, Remodelista

Above: The 12-piece baked enamelware Pioneer Camp Set includes four place settings; $109.95 at GSI Outdoors. For more options, have a look at UK-made Falcon Enamelware and Barn Light Electric's Enamelware, made in the US.

Sedlig Flatware

Above: A 20-piece set of Sedlig Flatware from Ikea is $39.99.

Picardie Glass Tumblers

Above: A set of 24 assorted size Duralex Picardie Glass Tumblers is $72 at Williams Sonoma. Sets of six are also available ranging in price from $13.50 to $30 depending on size. See Object Lessons for more iconic cafe-ware made by Duralex.

Simplehuman Steel-Frame Dish Rack

Above: When there is no dishwasher, the Simplehuman Steel-Frame Dish Rack is very handy; $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Go to 10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Dish Drainers for more ideas.

Wesco Singleboy Trash Can, Remodelista

Above: A trash bin with a top is essential to an open-space kitchen; the German-made Wesco Singleboy 3.4-Gallon Trash Can is $129.95 at Crate & Barrel. Looking for cans that can also take on recycling? Margot rounded up 10 Recycling Bins worth considering. 

For more camp style, see:
• Form Meets Function in the Great Outdoors 
 
High-Style Camping Gear from Japan
 
10 Easy Pieces: Folding Camp-Style Chairs
 
9 Folding Camp Stools for Parade Watching.  

More looks to steal? See all of our Steal This Look features.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 22, 2010.



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