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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Interior Design Ideas to Steal from Germany

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Interior Design Ideas to Steal from Germany

March 2, 2018

This week the Remodelista editors borrowed ideas from Berlin and beyond. Here are five of their favorite German design trends to import.

German-Made Kitchen Tools

Above: Julie rounds up 13 German-Made Essentials for the Kitchen, including the vegetable peeler of our dreams.

Cooktops on Wheels

Kochwagen translates to &#8\2\20;cook wagon,&#8\2\2\1; and the company by the same name manufactures mobile cooking trolleys available in a range of sizes and colors. See Alexa&#8\2\17;s favorites in Colorful Cooktops to Go, German Edition.
Above: Kochwagen translates to “cook wagon,” and the company by the same name manufactures mobile cooking trolleys available in a range of sizes and colors. See Alexa’s favorites in Colorful Cooktops to Go, German Edition.

Euro-Style Floor Finishes

The floors in a Berlin house are oak with an oil-based finish. See A Sexy, Minimalist Remodel in Berlin for more.
Above: The floors in a Berlin house are oak with an oil-based finish. See A Sexy, Minimalist Remodel in Berlin for more.

Hardwood floor owners, take note: For a European-style finish, apply a light coat of oil or an oil-wax product. (The formula is based on natural oil—such as tung oil—plus additives that can include wax. See more in this week’s Remodeling 101 post on popular wood floor finishes.

Precision Flatware

In addition to the Thomas Feichtner–designed Fina flatware, we&#8\2\17;ve rounded up more favorites created in Germany in this week&#8\2\17;s \10 Easy Pieces post.
Above: In addition to the Thomas Feichtner–designed Fina flatware, we’ve rounded up more favorites created in Germany in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Half-Glass Walls

Germany-based interior architects Studio Oink designed a partial glass wall, an architectural detail borrowed from turn-of-century Parisian buildings.
Above: Germany-based interior architects Studio Oink designed a partial glass wall, an architectural detail borrowed from turn-of-century Parisian buildings.

In Washington, DC, an attorney asked Leipzig, Germany–based Studio Oink to develop a palette and capitalize on the light in a narrow row house. Tour the house in A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink.

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