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A Japanese-Inspired Kitchen

NKBA award winning Japanese inspired small kitchen design
Photo by Armen Asadorian Photography
2011 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens - Third Place The Kitchen ConsultantLong Beach, CADesigner: Dana Jones, CKD

Design Notes: Once a dim and cramped galley kitchen, this remodeled space takes cues from Japanese design in its achievement of horizontal flow, airy feel and improved use of space. Bamboo cabinetry with a horizontal grain complements the horizontal glass tile backsplash. High windows and a light, neutral color scheme offer a fresh look.

Products and Materials: Wright custom cabinetry made from Plyboo edge grain and natural, stained alder; DCS cooktop and oven, Cambrian Black granite countertop with leather finish, Blanco sink and faucet, Oak flooring, Kozo Lighting oil-rubbed bronze pendant, glass mosaic backsplash tile by Imperial Tile & Stone in non-iridescent Lime-olicious Gigis Groovy Stiix, Zephyr ventilation hood