By Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Tuesday, May 02nd 2017, 18:23:11 PM.
Designate a kitchen stand‐in. Eating out all the time gets tiresome, not to mention the strain it can put on your budget. And no matter how much takeout you bring home, you'll still need a spot to make school lunches, pour a bowl of cereal or brew coffee. Set up a temporary kitchen somewhere that's out of the way of construction. If you're lucky enough to have a morning kitchen or a guesthouse, you can turn that into food‐prep central. Or outfit a corner of the basement, garage or workroom with a few portable tables, standalone shelves, storage crates and folding chairs.
Serene gray. This kitchen is part of an urban loft. "We attempted to create a sophisticated room that is well organized and complementary within a much larger space", says Ayhan Ozan of Chelsea Atelier Architect. "The color gray has a subtle authority to it, without entirely surrendering the serenity of the open loft to the kitchen".
There are several ways to create the distressed look. You could start with a few layers of paint, then add a spatter of glaze in areas where wear would naturally occur. Or try light sanding or hitting with a chain to reveal colors below; this creates the look of a piece that has been painted multiple times and years of use have worn away some layers. If you're looking for a simpler process, painting only one coat and lightly sanding in spots to reveal the wood below also works.