Our client had spent a while looking into kitchens and had even had a couple of designs done before they approached us. The problem, they said, was that nothing was really grabbing them and that the designs were, by and large, just a rehash of the existing, not very effective layout. Ok we said, we’ll see what we can do.
It began, as always, with a list of things the kitchen needed to have. In this case, it was a lot of appliances as well as a small breakfast bar, a separate laundry area and, oh, it had to look nice too.
We decided a big bank of tall units would work best to house two ovens, a separate full-height fridge and full-height freezer, a larder cupboard, a larder with pull-out drawers and a phone charging station. On the sink wall we’d have the hob, drawers, a dishwasher and bins. We added wall units to house the extraction and add some more storage as well as task/ambient lighting. Facing back into the room we added a small breakfast bar which not only gives somewhere to enjoy a cup of coffee but also acts to break up the space and keep it interesting.
At the conservatory end we designed a neat laundry area housing washing machine and tumble drier.
How it worked out
Given the level of functionality, we have managed to achieve, this kitchen has a really clean, airy feel. Our client loves the efficiency of the space, the fact that everything has a place means the kitchen feels very ‘calm.’ The classic grey and white colour scheme are warmed up nicely by some natural oak panelling and quartz worktops. It’s a great kitchen, fun, fresh and super functional.