1. The Kitchen Cabinetry
“We didn’t have the budget to do a fancy lacquered job,” Serrins says. The cabinets and countertops were done on the cheap with plywood and Formica, but that’s a plus, he adds. “The surfaces have a patina that I think feels very New York.”
2. The Backsplash
“The blue penny tile lends a little bit of craftiness to the plastic cabinets, which I think is sort of sweet,” says Serrins. He had originally wanted to use a white Corian backsplash, but Schlechter objected. “It was too clean for me,” she says.