When designer Robert Stilin saw this TriBeCa, New York, loft in an 1887 manufacturing building, he knew he would return it to its roots. A prior renovation had added uninspiring drywall and modern fixtures to a space that was never meant to be slick. Steel-wrapped cabinets, antiqued counters and vintage accessories were paired with professional appliances to give the kitchen "instant age" while also standing up to the 21st-century demands of an urban family. JOSHUA MCHUGH SOLUTIONS FOR THE BUSIEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE 1. Don't forget the ceiling.