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Steal This Look: A Cheap and Cheerful Fire Island Kitchen, Summerhouse Edition

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Steal This Look: A Cheap and Cheerful Fire Island Kitchen, Summerhouse Edition

August 1, 2017

We dropped in on Ann Stephenson and Lori Scacco a while ago to check out their 450-square-foot A-frame on Fire Island, which they bought in December 2014 and overhauled in time to move in by the start of the next summer season (see A Chic Fixer-Upper on Fire Island, Budget Edition). Here’s a closer look at their budget kitchen remodel (plus tips on where to splurge and where to save).

The couple splurged on honed Carrara marble countertops from Stone World Imports of Farmingdale, New York, and saved on a narrow electric range and a simple Chicago kitchen faucet (see below for sourcing information). Instead of spending on built-in cabinetry, they hung a simple white curtain to conceal the under-counter utility areas.
Above: The couple splurged on honed Carrara marble countertops from Stone World Imports of Farmingdale, New York, and saved on a narrow electric range and a simple Chicago kitchen faucet (see below for sourcing information). Instead of spending on built-in cabinetry, they hung a simple white curtain to conceal the under-counter utility areas.
A trio of shelves made from Ikea components provides storage.
Above: A trio of shelves made from Ikea components provides storage.
A view of the tiny galley kitchen; the Shaker Peg Rail is from NH Woodworking.
Above: A view of the tiny galley kitchen; the Shaker Peg Rail is from NH Woodworking.

The Basics

The Summit WEMloading=
Above: The Summit WEM110 20-Inch Freestanding Electric Range is $459 from AJ Madison.
The Smeg 9.
Above: The Smeg 9.22 Cubic Feet Retro Style Refrigerator/Freezer is $1,999 from West Elm.
The pine Rekarne Table is $9 from Ikea; the couple painted it in China White from Benjamin Moore and added a honed Carrara marble top.
Above: The pine Rekarne Table is $149 from Ikea; the couple painted it in China White from Benjamin Moore and added a honed Carrara marble top.
The Ekby Valter Bracket in birch, also painted in China White from Benjamin Moore), is $5 from Ikea.
Above: The Ekby Valter Bracket in birch, also painted in China White from Benjamin Moore), is $5 from Ikea.
Overhead illumination is provided by a Leviton Porcelain Keyless Lampholder; $loading=
Above: Overhead illumination is provided by a Leviton Porcelain Keyless Lampholder; $1.69 at the Home Depot. (See more at Object Lessons: The Hardware Store Porcelain Light Socket.)
The Concealed Hot and Cold Water Sink Faucet is $360.
Above: The Concealed Hot and Cold Water Sink Faucet is $360.22 from Chicago Faucets.

Accessories

The graphite Staub Cast-Iron Round Tea Kettle is $0 from Williams-Sonoma.
Above: The graphite Staub Cast-Iron Round Tea Kettle is $170 from Williams-Sonoma.
The couple collects the Coupe Line from Heath Ceramics; prices start at $ for a Coupe Dessert Bowl. Photograph by Michael Muller for Remodelista.
Above: The couple collects the Coupe Line from Heath Ceramics; prices start at $25 for a Coupe Dessert Bowl. Photograph by Michael Muller for Remodelista.
The Still Life Pitcher No. 3 from Sir/Madam is $5.
Above: The Still Life Pitcher No. 3 from Sir/Madam is $135.
The Lostine Long Maple Cutting Board with leather hanger is $0 from Horne.
Above: The Lostine Long Maple Cutting Board with leather hanger is $150 from Horne.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 5, 2016.

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