Natural Oak and Soft Daylight Define This Kitchen Renovation

<div class="caption"> A built-in oak banquette cleverly incorporates extra storage space. </div> <cite class="credit">FRENCH+TYE</cite>

A built-in oak banquette cleverly incorporates extra storage space.


In the United Kingdom, the term “mullet architecture” describes homes that appear traditional from the front and feature a modern extension in the back. This common occurrence is a result of strict conservation laws that aim to maintain the historical street view while allowing residents to renovate behind the facade. Local architects like George Bradley, director of London-based studio Bradley Van Der Straeten and host of Another Architecture Podcast, are all too familiar with these complicated rules. In order to update a typical Victorian terrace house, he and his team had to navigate an endless list of codes.

The objective was to produce a spacious, light-filled kitchen without raising the low ceiling or exceeding height constraints on the boundary with the neighbor. To accomplish this, George imagined a sloped glass roof to top the side extension. On the interior, a

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Catering Exec Aids Second Helpings, Corporate Kitchens

The coronavirus pandemic has left corporate kitchens dramatically underutilized, while growing unemployment has driven the city’s food insecurity numbers to unprecedented levels. Feeding America and the Atlanta Community Food Bank estimated that 16 percent of people in the 29-county service area of the food bank would be food insecure. With many out of school, 26 percent of children, one in four, might go hungry.

To address the staggering divide, Second Helpings Atlanta and the ACFB joined forces to launch the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project, which connects hunger relief agencies and commercial kitchens with the goal of providing hundreds of thousands of meals to Atlanta families in need.

In the spirit of tikkun olam, Bold Catering & Design partner Robby Kukler joined to fire up his own corporate kitchen to work closely with Second Helpings Atlanta and the ACFB to prepare more than 40,000 meals for food insecure people around

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Cottonmouth restaurant in Village of the Arts announces opening date

Cottonmouth is the newest restaurant by Chef David Shiplett, who also owns Birdrock Taco Shack, located nearby in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts.

Wade Tatangelo
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON – The most highly anticipated Sarasota-Manatee restaurant opening to be planned since the start of the pandemic should take place a bit earlier than expected.

Chef/owner David Shiplett aims to unveil Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen to the public Sept. 30 after announcing earlier this summer he would open in October. The restaurant occupies a historic cottage on the main road through Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, near Shiplett’s other eatery Birdrock Taco Shack. 

A casual dining destination, Cottonmouth has indoor seating adored with local artwork as well as al fresco options including a spacious, fenced in backyard area with sprawling trees providing shade and dangling Edison lights. There will also be a covered stage in the back, too, where musicians will

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Shaynna Blaze design on show at Mount Eliza ‘Palm Springs’-style home

Palm Springs comes to the Mornington Peninsula at this entertainer’s dream home, which was revamped with the help of a celebrity interior designer.

The sellers of 16 Bellbird Road, Mount Eliza engaged The Block judge and Blankcanvas Interiors founder Shaynna Blaze to design the eye-catching residence’s kitchen and bathrooms as part of a substantial renovation.

The four-bedroom house, with resort-style grounds on a substantial 2928sq m block, has now hit the market with a $2.15-$2.35m price guide.

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Marshall White Mornington Peninsula selling agent Dominic Salvato said the property was built in the 1970s, to a mid-century design that had a “Palm Springs vibe about it”.

The vendors’ renovation, completed over the past 18 months, involved updating the interior

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7 Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Black Butlers Pantry

With COVID lockdowns, we’ve all been spending more time in our kitchens than ever before. With many restaurants closed during the spring and early summer, the kitchen has truly made a comeback as the heart of the home.

As we head into the fall and winter, many people are thinking about what the coming months have in store. More time in the kitchen? Spruce up your place by taking inspiration from these seven kitchen design trends we’re loving in 2020!

#1 Back In Black

No, black isn’t just an accent color any more. When paired with dark wood floors, gold fixtures, or dazzling white countertops, black kitchen cabinets can be true showstoppers. We’re loving this bold, moody look!

#2 Burst of Color

If jet black cabinets aren’t up your alley, try adding a burst of color to your kitchen. Bright blues and electric hues limited to a single area (think:

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How to Avoid Common and Costly Renovation Mistakes

By Elizabeth Renter

Many of us are spending more time at home in 2020, which could mean having more time to take on home improvement projects. But home renovations aren’t just a way to fill time; you want the results to be worth the hard work. The key to any successful project lies in careful planning — including financial strategizing — long before the power tools come out.

Roughly 3 in 5 American homeowners (61%) have taken on home improvement projects since March 1, 2020, spending $6,438, on average, according to an August 18-20 NerdWallet survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,414 homeowners.

Whether you’re outfitting your home with a new office or classroom, or taking on long-intended improvements such as painting or installing new flooring, here are five tips to help you make sure you’re heading into the right project, the right way.

1. Consider Return on

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Seven wooden kitchens that offer a different take on timber

Wood has long been used to create kitchens, but architects and designers are finding subtle ways to reimagine the material in the cooking space. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven standout examples.

Wooden kitchens: The Rye Apartments by Tikari Works

The Rye Apartments, UK, by Tikari Works

Spruce-wood cupboards inset with subtle grooves feature in the kitchens of these apartments in south London’s Peckham neighbourhood.

The cabinets and the surrounding cross-laminated timber walls are meant to lend the homes a cosy, domestic atmosphere. Extra warmth is provided by brass door handles and amber-flecked terrazzo that runs across the floors.

Find out more about The Rye Apartments

Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

Ti Clara, Portugal, by Atelier Espaço P2

Atelier Espaço P2 felt that a natural material palette offered “the most honest and true solution” for the overhaul of Ti Clara, a historic home in the Portuguese municipality of Ansião.

The kitchen has therefore been set within a wood-lined gabled niche. Pale plywood

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Developers of downtown Goshen bar, restaurant get OK for renovation | News

GOSHEN — Plans to convert a former downtown bar into a new restaurant took their next step Tuesday during a meeting of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals.

At the meeting, board members approved a request by Roger Nafziger for a variance to allow alterations to the front and rear facades of the former White Horse bar, located at 108-110 N. Main St.

According to Nafziger, he and his wife, Laurie, purchased the former bar last summer at the urging of their son, Aaron Nafziger, who is the current owner of the Constant Spring bar in downtown Goshen.

In the months following the purchase, the family has been working to renovate and convert the property into a new, family-friendly downtown restaurant that will then be managed by Aaron.

“The name of it is going to be The Table at 108. That’s what will be on the awning, and that is

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Joanna Gaines’ 4 Favorite Kitchen Colors Aren’t What You’d Expect

Is shiplap a color?

Not exactly. But Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines did transform the home renovation space with her unique design style that’s been described as “modern farmhouse chic.” Even years after her HGTV series ended, DIY enthusiasts are still obsessed with copying her look in their own homes.

And Gaines is happy to share advice with eager followers. She currently contributes to her quarterly magazine, Magnolia Journal, plus released an entire book focused on creating a beautiful home retreat you’ll never want to leave. Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave is a bestseller.

Recently, the mother of five revealed what colors she thinks work best for a kitchen via her company, Magnolia Home.

‘Fixer Upper’ popularized 1 very specific style

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The HGTV show that made Gaines famous was both celebrated and

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Kiwi kitchen designers knock out the competition in London

Auckland kitchen designer Morgan Cronin is one of three finalists for the International Designer of the Year Award. His sculptural "art" kitchen, which was cast in glass-reinforced concrete, has already won major prizes in New Zealand.


Auckland kitchen designer Morgan Cronin is one of three finalists for the International Designer of the Year Award. His sculptural “art” kitchen, which was cast in glass-reinforced concrete, has already won major prizes in New Zealand.

What is it with New Zealand kitchen designers that makes them do so well overseas?

Two weeks ago, four of our designers were lauded as finalists in the prestigious SBID awards, based in London. And last year Davinia Sutton of Christchurch won the prestigious International Designer of the Year Award. The year before, she took out three awards in the German Design Awards.

And now, two Auckland kitchen designers – Mal Corboy and Morgan Cronin – are two of the three finalists in this year’s International Designer of the Year awards. Both designers have already taken out major NKBA awards this year, and are two of the SBID finalists for 2020.

There are timber accents on the island and benchtops to match the cabinetry and ceiling in the Mal Corboy kitchen.


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