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A Back Bay getaway condo


A Back Bay getaway condo

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 29 under kitchen

A Back Bay getaway condo
News from Boston Globe:

WHEN A COUPLE from the western suburbs acquired a Marlborough Street condominium that had been in the family for decades, they envisioned a soothing pied-a-terre. However, the fourth-floor, 550-square-foot unit in a 19th-century building was far from calm and comfortable.

“It was really just a crash pad,” says Boston interior designer Ken Dietz, who was brought in to overhaul the space. “The interior consisted of three closet-sized rooms stacked against each other, and there was very little natural light. The unit hadn’t been renovated since the 1960s. It was in pretty desperate shape.”

Dietz began by taking down all the walls. “Opening up the space made it seem dramatically larger,” he says. That also allowed natural light from the unit’s two windows to flow through the entire space.

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Dietz moved the kitchen to the front of the unit, tucking it into an alcove off the living area, and relocated the bedroom to the back of the unit, enclosing the space with sliding-glass walls designed to remain open unless someone is sleeping.

Furnishings and finishes are a mix of custom pieces and budget-consciou…………… continues on Boston Globe

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Redondo firefighters fight for IKEA Rescue Remodel
News from Easy Reader:

Redondo Beach firefighters fight a blaze.

The Redondo Beach Fire Department is one of five fire departments competing in IKEA’s Rescue Remodel contest to win a new $ 25,000 kitchen remodel. But despite the fact RBFD firefighters live in a leaky 60-year-old building with 28-year-old kitchen cupboards and counters and have taken pay cuts three years running, the department is running second-to-last in the contest, which runs through the end of February.

RBFD Division Chief Steve Hyink said the department feels a little reluctant to ask, but they’d like the community’s help.

“As a rule, the firefighters I work with are willing to give their all and ask for nothing,” Hyink wrote on the contest website. “It goes against their grain to do so.”

All the RBFD needs is your vote. And while there is little doubt each department competing has a need for a new kitchen, RBFD makes a pretty urgent case on the contest website. Hyink notes that plans for a kitchen upgrade in the slightly dilapidated Fire Station #1 have repeatedly been shelved – first, when heavy rains required a new roof, and more recently, when the mon…………… continues on Easy Reader

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