Prefab storefront unit opens kitchen to view.
The standard 8-foot-square aluminum frame came from a metal sash company (look in the yellow pages under Store Fronts) and cost about $2,000. "We chose the metal storefront over conventional wood windows," says Schump, "because it's lightweight, it's easier to install, and the narrow frame allows a larger expanse of glass."
In addition, the 1-1/2-inch-wide mullions are 4 inches deep, permitting the aluminum frame to accommodate 3-1/2-inchdeep glass blocks and also lie flush with a standard stud wall.
To organize the rest of the kitchen, Fougeron and Schump borrowed space from an adjacent closet, ran a continuous counter along an inside wall, and increased the number of cabinets.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 1989|
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