This particular kitchen used some rather unorthodox methods to make the most of a limited amount of space
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 20, 2011
The cover of the first-ever issue of Small Kitchen will feature a “modern bistro”-style kitchen designed by San Francisco residential architect Andre Rothblatt. The kitchen design makes use of various techniques to make the small space feel more expansive, including decorative open shelving, a wall-mounted pot pack, and a free-standing butcher block island in the center.
“I am honored to have my design chosen by Small Kitchen,” said Rothblatt. “This particular kitchen used some rather unorthodox methods to make the most of a limited amount of space, creating an open, welcoming, and fun atmosphere.”
The kitchen featured on the cover of Small Kitchen combines an Old-World look with modern convenience. Rothblatt worked closely with the client, who is a wine sommelier and avid cook, to create the updated bistro look. The client takes cooking end entertaining as serious business, and she was an active participant in the design of the kitchen.
The focus of the kitchen is a six-burner range with a shiny stainless steel hood. The countertops are likewise stainless steel, the cabinets are simply painted white, and white subway tiles to the ceiling providing a simple yet interesting backdrop. Space-saving features such as a wall-mounted pot pack and a smaller, store-bought butcher block island (instead of a larger fixed island) give the kitchen both versatility and flair. The whole look is brought together by the black and white checkerboard floor.
Rothblatt knows that in San Francisco, where real estate is at a premium and spaces can be compact, kitchens must be efficient to make full use of the small space. But he also knows that a small kitchen can have a big personality.
“By using the space creatively, you can turn a cramped, inconvenient kitchen into a warm, welcoming environment,” Rothblatt explains. “It just takes a little imagination.”
For more information about kitchen design or any of Andre Rothblatt’s services, call him at (415) 503-9655 or visit his website at http://www.andrerothblattarchitecture.com.
About Andre Rothblatt Architecture
Andre Rothblatt Architecture is an award-winning San Francisco architecture firm located in the San Francisco Design Center. Rothblatt graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Architecture in 1983 and has been actively involved in professional practice for more than 20 years. Formerly a licensed building contractor, he established his San Francisco residential architecture office in 1993. His work has been published in Sunset Magazine, House Beautiful, and Fine Homebuilding, as well as featured on HGTV.