22nd - Lower
This pristine modern duplex steps down its steep site, clad in a sustainable, durable material palette of Ipe, stucco and galvanized sheet metal to articulate and give scale to the exterior. The building maximizes its corner location with sidewalk-oriented plantings for greening and 180-degree views from all levels.
The energy-efficient units feature photovoltaic panels and radiant heating. Custom elements include a steel stair with recycled bamboo treads, metal and glass shelving, and caesarstone and slate counters.
John Lum Architects
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6. Install under-cabinet lightingInstall lighting under wall-mounted cabinets to add warmth and brighten up the overall look of the kitchen. This is also to add depth and to light up those areas that remain dark and make the kitchen visually look smaller.Also, countertop lighting aids efficiency, as it provides adequate lighting for food preparation.Go for LED rope lights or cabinet-mounted lights, like in the example above. These lights add style and also create focused lighting on the kitchen countertop.8 Kitchen Cabinet Lighting Ideas
Recessed pulls What they areStreamlined pulls built into door facings. Slim indentations keep the visual plane uninterrupted in this contemporary kitchen. Obviously they have to be planned for before you choose your cabinets, but they’re a great choice in a galley kitchen with a lot of traffic – where clothes could snag on knobs that stick out.Pros: Smooth lines, no catching on knobs as you breeze byCons: It takes a bit more work to reach in and pull than if you used a knob. Also, these can’t be switched to a different style later, if you decide to change your decor.They’re good for you if: You’re replacing the doors entirely and can purchase this style at the outset.Styles they work with: Minimalist, modern, contemporary
3. Recessed pullsThese are wonderfully functional and utilitarian – almost office-y – pulls. They’re a great choice for a high-traffic, high-use kitchen where you don’t want the pulls sticking out and getting in the way.What they do for the kitchenGive it a commercial and utilitarian feel. They work well withBypass doors, stained wood doors and metal and glass doors.