This design revolves around the idea of creating a contemporary open plan living, dining and working space for a family of five. Key aspects include comfort, openness, promoting social areas designated zones for work.
Stepping foot in living / working area. I placed low level cupboards for a minimal TV unit. The stone clad acts as a focal point. A large modular sofa that faces the kitchen and working space helps users interact with surroundings.
To design a work from home environment the left-hand side of the space features a slide away tall unit that houses two shelves and a thick 40mm laminate work surface for a private work zone which can be hidden away. Next to it is a long study desk supported by drawerline base units – here, the children have a big productive space to help them focus on their homework.
Placing a bean bag, soft furnishings and a large sofa helps achieve a cosy home and that feeling of comfort.
Glass panels have been placed – helping separate the kitchen and living whilst still linking the two spaces together through the visual connection.
The transition from the living area and kitchen is seamless – an important factor in an open living concept.
The base units act as a storage space to place your keys and hide any clutter that may be lying around in the living space. These units and the open shelving ties into the main kitchen.
Designing two separate islands reflects where I want a prep / cooking space and a more social / cocktail space – additionally making the circulation interesting yet functional.
To create a convenient and joyful prep space – I placed a bread cupboard, wire baskets and two separate Blanco Dalago sinks paired with a Hose tap and Quooker tap. This can be used for an enhanced cooking / baking experience.
The tall run of units provides storage for guests to wine and dine – with easy access wine fridge as well as pocket sliding larder to store a mini cocktail bar full of glassware and drinks. An L-Shaped overhang promotes social interaction within guests.
The two bulkheads help highlight the two islands with LED uplighting.
I have specified top of the range Miele appliances to match with the German Kitchen Range; LEICHT. The Carbon grey push to open base units contrasts the olive grey tall units with long, linear handles.
A 20mm Silestone Quartz (Et Marquina) has been implemented for its subtle veining and many advantages when it comes to durability. The full height glass-grey mirror splashback not only adds to the modern aesthetic but also provides users with spatial awareness and views of nature outside – additionally the users cooking can feel engaged with guests behind them at any time.
The finishes and materials elevate the space and creates a sense of premium and luxury throughout – creating a cohesive, contemporary open plan living for a family of five.