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July 7, 2015
If you're looking to save a few bucks in the most expensive room in the house, consider budget-friendly plywood.
kitchen island

he renovation on Jerome and Jamie Pelayo’s house in Echo Park in Los Angeles was driven by a very tight budget—hence the island made of plywood.

Originally appeared in A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles
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"We really love to cook and much of our home life revolves around our kitchen. When we have friends over it’s great to buzz around here; it’s almost like a cooking show. We’re a very equal couple. We wanted the kitchen island to be a single form that we c

Living in an afectado apartment in Barcelona (one zoned for redevelopment) means you may get evicted at a moment's notice. Architects Cecilia Thom and Yoel Karaso planned for the inevitable by designing and building an affordable kitchen in birch plywood with white polyehylene cabinet fronts.

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Originally appeared in Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
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Pine Forest Cabin kitchen and dining area

At this simple cabin escape in Washington, the architects selected plywood for interior surfacing for the warm tones it provided.

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Originally appeared in Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting
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Copenhagen Prefab Kitchen and Dining Area

Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows with this prefab in Copenhagen. The house uses only three interlocking materials: a self-heated concrete floor; double-glazed windows that let the outdoors in while keeping out the cold; and wooden panels manufactured in a Denmark factory. “The interior walls are birch plywood to add warmth and texture to the rooms,” Larsen says.

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Originally appeared in Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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modern kitchen with green cabinets and concrete counters

For this Austin kitchen built on a tight budget, architect Sean Guess opted for inexpensive graded pine plywood so that he would get heavy grain patterns on the surfaces.

Originally appeared in Inexpensive Materials Pay Off Big
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Dublin Victorian Extension Kitchen and Latticework

An airy extension to a Dublin Victorian houses a brand new kitchen that is anchored by Oikos Furniture cabinetry and a basalt volcanic stone countertop. The kitchen’s fired earth tile backsplash stands out against its plywood surroundings. The island features a Franke sink and Quooker faucet. 

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Originally appeared in With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever
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kitchen island

he renovation on Jerome and Jamie Pelayo’s house in Echo Park in Los Angeles was driven by a very tight budget—hence the island made of plywood.

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