As part of an extension project, we were asked to create a contemporary open-plan kitchen that incorporated informal seating. With the room being quite long and narrow, the clients were also keen to ensure that the kitchen furniture didn’t overwhelm the space and make it feel cluttered or crowded.
At the outset, our customers didn’t think the kitchen would have room for an island or seating at an island, and we loved surprising them with our final design. We incorporated a slim island and a rounded breakfast bar with seating for three. With the two new sets of bi-fold doors onto the garden, the breakfast bar is the perfect place for a peaceful cup of coffee or a G&T at the end of the day.
Lift-up, shallow wall units were used instead of standard wall units, keeping everything easy to reach and not too dominating in the space.
This ultra-modern, true, handleless kitchen features the ever-popular Farrow and Ball Hague Blue in a matte finish on the island, which contrasts so well with the gloss Dove Grey on the main furniture run. To keep it sleek and minimalist, the worktops are Konigstone’s Cotton Star quartz, which is continued up the wall too, and not only looks fabulous but is the perfect splashback.
Keeping with the contemporary style, this kitchen features a Quooker Fusion tap in black and an 1810 Company sink, under-mounted, also in black. The hob is a Falmec Sintisi venting hob, and the wine cooler is by Caple. The NEFF ovens were from the original kitchen, but we added a deep warming drawer to complete this kitchen’s set-up.
We incorporated multi-colour LED lighting under the wall units and under the worktop on the island. From day to night to party, this lighting feature is fun and atmospheric and really accentuates the whole scheme.
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