Wayne Turett Passve House Wall Street Journal

An Industrial Kitchen for People Who Love Nature

An added challenge: convincing his wife that this non-traditional cabinetry—including flat fronts with no hardware and drawers that seemed better suited to an office—could appear beautiful, light and organic. To avoid an overbearing industrial vibe, he chose a slender grid system of powder-coated steel and included copious open shelving, letting in light and airiness. The shelves also made room for objects normally sequestered in the living room, offsetting a potentially clinical feel. The outcome: a unique kitchen that’s functional and contemporary but warm enough to make the most important room in the house welcoming.

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