ISSUE 10  |  Kitchen Composition

This Week’s Table of Contents: Kitchen Composition

March 10, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Remodelista Team

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Come join us in the kitchen this week. We’ll be exploring kitchen layouts and presenting exemplary horseshoes, U-shapes, L-shapes, and galleys. We’ll also be introducing you to a new concept: the sexy kitchen island (no kidding).

Stay tuned, too, for a Rehab Diary with gasp-inducing Before and Afters, a roundup of precision-made vegetable peelers and other German kitchen staples, and read Sarah’s account of her attempts to live a garbage-free life, inspired by Zero Waste Home.

N.B.: Table of Contents is a new Monday column to fill you in on what’s what every week at Remodelista. (If you’re a subscriber, note that our posts go up a day before they get emailed.)


Here’s what we mean by kitchen islands gone glamorous: UK designer Rose Uniake does it best in her own London house, shown above. Photo by Henry Bourne via the NYT.


Julie gathers the Mercedes of kitchen basics–made with precision in Germany (case in point: black galvanized metal utility buckets from Redecker, via Father Rabbit). Also look for our weekly Steal This Look column, in which we dissect a kitchen sink with plwood cabinets and gold-plated faucet (yes, gold is looking good again).


Some of us on staff have managed to give up paper towels in the name of conservation–but not all. For the stragglers, we rounded up 10 good-looking countertop roll dispensers, including Crate and Barrel’s marble model. On Wednesday, we’ll also be presenting a compact kitchen packed with design takeaway.


Meet the formal eat-in kitchen. This parlor kitchen by Oliver Freundlich belongs to actress–and design genius–Julianne Moore and debuted in the Remodelista book. We think its furniture-like design is the look of things to come. 


We end the week with the Zero Waste Challenge, Sarah’s account of attempting to live with as little waste as possible. Also on Friday, look for a roundup of galley kitchens–sometimes the smallest designs are the most hardworking–and a visit to a restaurant in Poland, above, where rustic wood meets outsized gingham in an altogether fresh way.