Gaining a big space with an industrial flavor is the main reason the homeowners went to the trouble of converting a former eyeglass factory. So the goal was to enhance the original aluminum window casings, brick walls, terrazzo floor, beams—all on view in the living area—that recall the space’s industrial past
In addition to a unified appearance from every angle, the high-gloss, one-wall white kitchen—open to the adjacent dining and living areas—also has a clean look thanks to some clever enclosed-storage ideas
Deep drawers, which Lopergolo likes for storing everything from bread to blenders, also organize cleaning products in a U-shaped under-sink pullout. The drawer below it holds trash and recycling bins. Lopergolo was also able to squeeze in 6 extra inches of elbow room between the new island and the wall counter. "Before, 36 inches was too tight," she says. "But 42 inches allows two people to work comfortably back to back."
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