One client in a small New York City apartment was looking for a healthier work/life balance and decided to start with the design of her home. Turning to local designer Fauzia Khanani of Studio Fōr, she requested a design that would promote home-cooked meals, more gatherings of friends and relaxation.
At just 62 square feet, the kitchen is toward the back of the apartment and away from the windows. There is also a sleeping loft directly above, so the ceiling is low.
The custom cabinetry selected – a mix of white and walnut veneer – provides sleek storage and brightens the space. The use of open shelving also opens up the new kitchen.
A peninsula wrapped in a walnut wood finish ties the kitchen to the living space and allows for conversation while cooking.
“The now open kitchen is more inviting to guests, so our client is more apt to cook for friends and family and welcome them into her home,” said Khanani.
“Like the kitchen, we were limited to working with the existing plumbing layout, so from that aspect, the bathroom had to remain the same,” said the designer. “The challenge then became making the space feel new while maintaining the original layout.”