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Steal This Look: Instant Camp-Style Kitchen

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by Janet Hall last modified Aug 19, 2014

We've long admired artist and designer Michelle de la Vega's low-cost kitchen. Situated in a 250-square-foot garage in Seattle that de la Vega converted for herself, it features a mix of new elements and reclaimed materials from local salvage yards. We also imagine this configuration installed in a garden shed, a barn, or any other outbuilding to create instant (and separate) summer guest quarters. See the rest of de la Vega's tiny home in the  New York Times and in her portfolio at Michelle de la Vega . Above: The compact kitchen is situated on a wall of the main room, with a loft bedroom overhead. Photograph by Ira Lippke for the  New York Times . The Basics Above: De la Vega's industrial overhead light is akin to the 12-inch Benjamin Sky Chief Porcelain Stem Mount Light ; $208 at Barn Light Electric.       Above: The  John Boos Economy Stainless Steel Kitchen Work Prep Table  measures 30 by 48 inches; $259 via Amazon. Above: For an industrial-retro look, consider the American Standard  Enameled Cast-Iron Wall-Hung Sink ; $434.87 at eFaucets.   Above: The versatile stainless-steel  Grundtal Wall Shelf  is $19.99 for the 31.5-inch-wide size at Ikea. Above: Wine crates used as storage drawers and shelves are a great idea; contact your favorite winery to see about getting used wine crates. Other sources include your local wine store, Craigslist, or Wine Pine, which sells Classic Wine Crates for $20 to $35 each depending on size. Appliances   Above: The compact  Danby Designer Series (DAR125SLDD) 4.4 Cubic-foot Refrigerator  includes glass shelves, a crisper drawer, and tall bottle storage; $245 at AJ Madison. For more ideas, see  10 Easy Pieces: Compact Refrigerators .   Above: Not just for camping, the  Coleman 2-Burner Insta-start Triton Propane stove  offers 22,000 BTU in two independently adjustable, high-performance stainless-steel burners. It can cook for up to 1.1 hours with both burners on high (4.5 hours on low) on one 16.4-oz propane cylinder (sold separately). Make sure adequate ventilation is available; $59.95 at Amazon. Above: The  Cuisinart Toaster Oven Broiler  with convection is $89.95 via Amazon.   Above: A classic  Waring Two-Speed Blender  is $169 at Food Service Warehouse. Accessories    Above: We like the straightforward simplicity of the Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack ; $14.99 at Ikea. Above: Japanese luxury camping company Snow Peak makes a convenient, all-in-one Chopping Board and Knife Set ; $39.95 for the medium size via Amazon. Above: The 12-piece baked enamelware  Pioneer Camp Set  includes four place settings; $109.95 at GSI Outdoors. For more options, have a look at UK-made  Falcon   Enamelware  and Barn Light Electric's Enamelware , made in the US. Above: A 20-piece set of Sedlig Flatware from Ikea is $39.99. Above: A set of 24 assorted size Duralex  Picardie Glass Tumblers  is $72 at Williams Sonoma. Sets of six are also available ranging in price from $13.50 to $30 depending on size. See Object Lessons for more iconic cafe-ware made by Duralex. Above: When there is no dishwasher, the Simplehuman Steel-Frame Dish Rack  is very handy; $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Go to 10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Dish Drainers for more ideas. Above: A trash bin with a top is essential to an open-space kitchen; the German-made  Wesco Singleboy 3.4-Gallon Trash Can  is $129.95 at Crate & Barrel. Looking for cans that can also take on recycling? Margot rounded up 10 Recycling Bins worth considering.  For more camp style, see: •  Form Meets Function in the Great Outdoors   •   High-Style Camping Gear from Japan •   10 Easy Pieces: Folding Camp-Style Chairs •   9 Folding Camp Stools for Parade Watching .   More looks to steal? See all of our Steal This Look features . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 22, 2010. More Stories from Remodelista 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Plate Racks Trend Alert: 11 Kitchens with Wall-Mounted Box Shelving Vote for the Best Kitchen in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Professional Category






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