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Sophisticated Industrial Kitchen

This 1960's condo in the Mayfair neighborhood of Denver had never been updated. The kitchen was a small galley layout with an adjacent dining room that was cramped and useless. A complete redo was necessary to outfit the space for entertaining and to reflect the unique style of the homeowner.

The owner wanted an industrial style, but with a softness and sophistication that I brought with highly textured raw materials. Galvanized steel, natural wood grain, and silky smooth concrete give the space a balance between everyday warmth and material drama.


After removing the separation between kitchen and dining, I replaced the laminate flooring with highly durable tile and installed natural birch cabinets. Brick veneer matches structural brick walls elsewhere in the apartment that had been previously exposed by the homeowner. A bit of geometric drama in the backsplash tile focuses the eye to the back of the room, elongating it and balancing the visually dominate brick. Aluminum and glass cabinets add lightness.

Custom carpentry features were a great pleasure to build. Live-edge birch shelves are designed to hold excess weight for microwave, dishes, and books. The counter-height acacia and gas pipe dining table give guests ample room to gather where party-goers always congregate: in the center of the kitchen.

Design -   Sharon, Home Ecology

Project Management and Construction -   Sharon, Home Ecology

Custom Carpentry - Sharon, Home Ecology

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