Kitchen #15: Anita's Group Effort

Kitchen #15: Anita's Group Effort

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 21, 2005

Name: Anita
Location: NYC

Favorite Kitchen Stores

  • IKEA, Elizabeth, NJ – Best place to find cabinets that won't break your bank. My entire set cost less than 1k. With the right fittings, they can look just as great as ones that cost a lot more.

  • SINO CARPET, 169 Bowery Street, New York, NY (212-334-5046). Go to a larger showroom for tile selection and Sino can get the same at a more economical price.

I designed this kitchen with the help of my sister, built the cabinets with friends, tiled the wall with my fiancée, Ryan, and worked with local stainless steel fabricators to make the counter.

I love this kitchen because everything has its place and all the shelves in the cabinets pull out so I don't need to reach into the back of cabinets for things. I also like the colors and tiles, which make the kitchen cheery. I hope you like it too.

3 Compelling kitchen cooking/design tips:

  • Pull out trays in the cabinets, IKEA lets you specify either shelves or these trays, but these trays work a lot better because hard to reach corners don't exist.

  • Dark tiles will hide grease and dirt well at least until you can find time to clean it off.

  • Soak your dirty pots in water once you are done with them for a few hours, it'll cut down on scrubbing time.

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