Our client wanted a kitchen suitable for open plan living that would stand the test of time. The brief was for a neat kitchen that didn’t always looked cluttered from the living space, but also didn’t look too minimalist and clinical.
There was an emphasis from the client on making a decorative feature somewhere to “soften” the kitchen or make it look less “kitcheny”.
A formal dining table was situated at the back of the island, so a more informal seating arrangement was necessary at the island. We opted for the L’shaped breakfast bar on one end which we felt was more sociable than a long row of 4 seats all facing the same direction.
We used Rational kitchen furniture with the pocket door arrangement which allows small cooking utensils such as mixer and toaster to be hidden away when necessary so it looks clean and tidy when not in use.
We opted for a neutral white kitchen which will always be timeless, mixed with a rich walnut accent colour in order to add warmth and texture and soften the furniture and avoid it looking too clinical. The use of a honed finish on Dekton worktop also adds another texture.
We included the wide illuminated horizontal open shelving and wrap round floating island element in the Walnut with the lighting below and in the recess above to enable decorative items to be introduced and thus bridge the gap between living furniture and kitchen furniture. This wrap round floating element also adds interest when you enter the front door and look up the long hallway to the kitchen as the client was keen to avoid seeing a heavy block of island when you enter the house. The thin worktop cantilevered over the floating element adds an element of drama.
Project Cost: £31,000.00