Before & After: A Tiny Kitchen in a Pre-War Apartment Gets a Modern Update

Before & After: A Tiny Kitchen in a Pre-War Apartment Gets a Modern Update

Adrienne Breaux
Jun 7, 2016

Nathan Rittgarn doesn't list the square footage in his professional project submission of this kitchen, located in a pre-war Brooklyn Heights one-bedroom apartment. But you can see from the before photos above, it's not particularly expansive. Coupled with the fact that the apartment's "entryway" dumps you right in front of this small space, and it's clear this room needed an update not just for aesthetics, but for function, too.

From Nathan:

This is a before and after of a modern galley kitchen renovation and entry way for a one bedroom apartment in a pre-war Brooklyn Heights building. The clean and simple materials palette includes white lacquer IKEA cabinets, soapstone countertops, subway tile backsplash (in a straight herringbone pattern), slate floors, Bertazzoni range and microwave, Blomberg fridge, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, and GROHE faucet. The Aelfie rug at the entryway and Safavieh rug runner in the kitchen add a pop of color to the otherwise neutral palette. The existing opening to the living room was lowered to countertop height to create a new breakfast bar counter and seating area in the living room.

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