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Steal This Look: A Semi-Custom Kitchen in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

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Steal This Look: A Semi-Custom Kitchen in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

August 7, 2018

In the renovation of an 800-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, design firm Space Exploration overhauled the dated kitchen with an upgraded Ikea cabinet system, marble countertops, brass hardware, and a custom-built, oiled-oak kitchen booth. Here is a list of sources, from white paint to drawer pulls, to replicate the modern, semi-custom look.

The galley-style kitchen has Ikea components on one side and a custom oak booth on the other. The kitchen booth was one of our picks for the top design trends of the year; see our post New Directions:  Design Trends for . Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
Above: The galley-style kitchen has Ikea components on one side and a custom oak booth on the other. The kitchen booth was one of our picks for the top design trends of the year; see our post New Directions: 18 Design Trends for 2018. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
The table and bench are flanked with a pair of vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs and a Michael Anastassiades pendant. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
Above: The table and bench are flanked with a pair of vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs and a Michael Anastassiades pendant. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
The countertops and backsplash are Bianco Gioia marble. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
Above: The countertops and backsplash are Bianco Gioia marble. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
A wall-mounted magnetic rack keeps cutlery in line over the compact gas range. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.
Above: A wall-mounted magnetic rack keeps cutlery in line over the compact gas range. Photography by and courtesy of Space Exploration.

Basics

The walls of the kitchen are painted with Farrow & Ball&#8
Above: The walls of the kitchen are painted with Farrow & Ball’s Wevet No. 273 paint; £78 at Farrow & Ball.
The kitchen is a modified Ikea kitchen with Ringhult Cabinet Doors in Gloss White; $9 for a two-piece door set at Ikea.
Above: The kitchen is a modified Ikea kitchen with Ringhult Cabinet Doors in Gloss White; $179 for a two-piece door set at Ikea.

Appliances

The Aga Professional Series 36-Inch Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator is $3,899 at AJ Madison.
Above: The Aga Professional Series 36-Inch Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator is $3,899 at AJ Madison.
The range is the NXR 30-Inch Professional-Style Gas Range. Contact NXR for local dealers.
Above: The range is the NXR 30-Inch Professional-Style Gas Range. Contact NXR for local dealers.

Faucets & Fixtures

The Delta Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet, shown in Champagne Bronze, is $396.03 at Home Depot. For more ideas, see our post  Easy Pieces: Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets.
Above: The Delta Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet, shown in Champagne Bronze, is $396.03 at Home Depot. For more ideas, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets.
The Shaws Inset Undermount Sink in 600 White is £39
Above: The Shaws Inset Undermount Sink in 600 White is £392 at Shaws.

Lighting

The light over the dining table is the Flos String Lights Cone, designed by Michael Anastassiades; $695 for the single shade at Flos.
Above: The light over the dining table is the Flos String Lights Cone, designed by Michael Anastassiades; $695 for the single shade at Flos.

Furniture

Space Exploration designed a custom L-shaped bench of oil-finished white oak with matching trestle table. For a similar table, Another Country’s Dining Table Three in oak is available in two standard widths and features a trestle base and solid top; £loading=
Above: Space Exploration designed a custom L-shaped bench of oil-finished white oak with matching trestle table. For a similar table, Another Country’s Dining Table Three in oak is available in two standard widths and features a trestle base and solid top; £1,365 at Another Country.
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Above: Another Country’s Bench Back One is £1,095 at Another Country.
The dining chairs are vintage Marcel Breuer Armless Cesca Chairs in black, which are available from Knoll for $loading=
Above: The dining chairs are vintage Marcel Breuer Armless Cesca Chairs in black, which are available from Knoll for $1,640 each. (You can find them vintage on 1st Dibs, Etsy, and eBay, among other retailers.)

Hardware

The drawer pulls are Dawson Drawer Pulls in Satin Brass; $59 each at Rejuvenation.
Above: The drawer pulls are Dawson Drawer Pulls in Satin Brass; $59 each at Rejuvenation.
The knobs are Dawson Cabinet Knobs in Satin Brass; $ each at Rejuvenation.
Above: The knobs are Dawson Cabinet Knobs in Satin Brass; $29 each at Rejuvenation.

Accessories

The Mitheis Walnut Magnetic Strip is made of oiled walnut; it’s €5 at Manufactum in Germany. For more ideas, see our post  Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Magnetic Wood Knife Racks.
Above: The Mitheis Walnut Magnetic Strip is made of oiled walnut; it’s €105 at Manufactum in Germany. For more ideas, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Magnetic Wood Knife Racks.
The Lodge Round .-Inch Cast Iron Skillet is made in the US; $80 at March. For more, see our post Object Lessons: Lodge Cast Iron.
Above: The Lodge Round 15.25-Inch Cast Iron Skillet is made in the US; $80 at March. For more, see our post Object Lessons: Lodge Cast Iron.
The Sur la Table Porcelain Utensil Crock is $ at Sur la Table.
Above: The Sur la Table Porcelain Utensil Crock is $20 at Sur la Table.
The Naturally Med Olive Wood -Inch Cutting Board is $4
Above: The Naturally Med Olive Wood 16-Inch Cutting Board is $42.99 at Amazon.
The Aesop Resurrection Duet Hand Soap and Hand Lotion is $loading=
Above: The Aesop Resurrection Duet Hand Soap and Hand Lotion is $123 at Mr Porter.
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