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Jim Strickland'S Kitchen Design
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J. Savage Gibson

Classic Cottage Kitchen

Jim Strickland designed the kitchen at left to have an inviting, homey feel. The blue ceiling calls to mind an old porch, as do the windows bringing light over the counter.

Cottage Details
Quirky lighting: The hanging fixture above the baker's table, single pendant over the sink, and the wall sconces aren't part of a set. They're mismatched and well placed for task lighting just where it's needed.

Metal stove guard: Instead of a flashy metal guard or wall of glazed tile, the owner used panels of roofing metal called Galvalume on the wall behind the range. The steel protects the wall from scorches and splatters, and it doesn't have to be painted.

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