The first step in my design process for this project was to decide where each of my working zones should be positioned. I felt the kitchen worked best in this part of the room, as it has allowed me to create a layout the works well for a busy family of all ages.
- I have created 4 distinct zones within the kitchen.
- Wine area for cocktails and drink prep. Storage for bottle and glassware
- Baking area next to ovens including worktop space and storage
- The double islands provide ample space for cooking, food prep and washing up.
- Both islands have bar level seating for casual seating
- Dining table positioned in front of sliding doors- close proximity to kitchen and makes the most of the garden views
- I have created a ceiling detail which includes LED Strips to add an extra level of ambient lighting
- Further LED flex strips in handle-less rail, below bar seating and routered into floating shelving
- Bar pendants above both islands makes for perfect task lighting
- Wide pan drawers, with integrated cutlery trays for flexible storage
- Miele appliances – Sustainably made ovens, dishwasher, fridge & Freezer. There is an Eco motor in Induction venting hob
- I’ve used Blum Servo Drive Flex opening on the Larder Fridge and freezer either side of the ovens. This keeps this run looking sleek and minimalist.
- I’ve used, sustainably produced, Silestone HybriQ+ Worktops in Ethereal Haze. The island has been clad with mitered, angled returns on the back.
- Handle Less Design with black lacquer rails. Easy maintenance flat panel Laminate doors in a wooden Finish. Paired with the Silestone we have classic, contemporary and time-less look
- Black Quooker Flex Tap with CUBE for sparkling water and Blanco Subline 340/160 Sink in White Sil Granite
- Pocket door system conceals a small desk area. Wall unit storage. A stool can be placed inside the unit when not in use.
- I dropped the units to the left down and created a seating area with pull out storage below. I envisage this as a quiet space for the kids to enjoy their reading books, away from the hustle and bustle in the kitchen
- Wood paneling adds a new level of warmth, texture and colour in the space
- I felt it was important that this area wasn’t within the kitchen space as there would be too much noise and distraction.
Family TV Space
- Plenty of space for soft seating and furniture in this area
- I’ve used wall lights in the space as the pitched ceiling makes pendant lighting tricky
- Pops of colour throughout the space adds some personality to the design
In conclusion, I feel this design has made the best use of the space available, while fulfilling all the needs and wants the client, as specified on their brief. Nowhere feels cramped- All areas have generous amounts of space for the flow of movement of a modern working family.