As the building is a former Forge and has many architectural details such as the different height ceilings and oak beams I decided to keep the cabinetry simple and limit the amount of units used so that the room was not flooded with cupboards As there is a separate pantry I have not made allowances for a huge amount of food storage in the room. There is a tall fridge and small freezer as requested and I have allowed space for cereals & a bread bin within the toaster unit. I have designed a trough at the end of the sink run for the storage of fresh herbs and oils so that the user does not have to go into the pantry for these items when required, this trough would be made from the same Quartz material as the worktops.
Due to the height of the kitchen and the fact that the adjacent room has a large amount of glass I decided to use black finger-print resistant materials for the units. I limited the tall units to a tall fridge and toaster unit with a pocket door and kept these units under the lowest part of the room (2400mm height) The ovens are fixed to the wall and are surrounded with a green Quartz panels with a deep drawer below them in the same material. These units are lit below giving a light glow to the floor & the impression that they float- there is also space above them to display art/ornaments
I have suggested the use of steel in the Crittall interior doors and the tall floating glass unit to give a nod to usage of the building as a Forge and to continue the black colour of the cabinetry The island worktop is made from a light marbled Quartz and has angled legs and a connected breakfast bar supported by hidden steel and a visible glass leg. The units at the back of the island have been designed with the doors running to the floor, hiding the plinth to give them a different look to the kitchen units
As the hob has been placed on the island and due to the height of the ceilings I have used a Venting hob on the island with integrated extraction – this can hopefully be ducted outside via the floor or if not can be re-circulated. As requested there are two single ovens, one with a full steam function and a small microwave inside the toaster unit.
The dishwasher and double sinks have been accommodated within the run of base units as well as a recycling bin. I have added a Quooker boiling water tap and there is plenty of room side the sink unit to store the tank and this eliminates the need for a kettle on the worktop
I have positioned the wine chiller within a tall floating glass cabinet – this will be accessible to both the island stool seating and the dining room. I have used a glass unit here so that it does not feel like an obtrusive unit when entering the room as you can see through it and under it. This unit gives storage for glasses, additional drinks and any ornaments the client may want to display