Thursday, 31 October 2013

A Funky Open Plan Family Kitchen

Hello Again! Thanks for visiting our blog, grab a coffee and come take a look at this funky open plan kitchen with us.

The kitchen area was totally remodelled and a beautiful extension was added to the existing building, creating a wonderfully large family kitchen/ dining/ relaxing area. The furniture style is lay-on in a mixture of oak and hand painted ivory.    

The velux roof windows and bi-fold sliding doors to the garden flood the space with light and this is reflected beautifully in the surfaces throughout the area such as the black granite worktops and large grey floor tiles.

The space is softened with a corner for relaxing with two large comfy sofas positioned against a striking feature wallpaper backdrop which provided the inspiration for the colour of the accessories throughout the kitchen.

The green glass pendant lights provide a focal point and sit perfectly above the large oak dining table.


The main sink is positioned at the back of the kitchen with a handy prep sink in the island also. The clear glass splash backs are fixed over the green paint colour, providing a simple and practical way to protect the walls behind, they also help to reflect light into that part of the kitchen.

The island has a large curved overhang which enables comfortable seating on the funky high stalls. We also specified a Quooker boiling water tap here for maximum convenience.  

As the family are keen bakers we also included a cooks pantry in the design as shown below. It's a really flexible storage/ working area, the bi-fold doors that sit on the worktop can be folded back which allows for full use of the work surface inside. They are great for storing mixers, coffee machines, microwaves, bread makers etc as they can be used in their current stored position and can then just be shut away after neatly.

The kitchen is complimented by the smart stainless steel Miele appliances.

The tall larder below provides maximum dry food storage and is finished beautifully inside with the oak.

The view from the garden where the boundary between inside and out are blurred by the use of a similar floor tile in both areas.

So what do you think about this kitchen? Do you like the finishes and colours used? 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Smart Walnut & Gloss Kitchen

We've got a smart and functional kitchen to show you today. A new extension created a long kitchen space directly off the existing dining room. The client wanted a modern feel but at the same time didn't want it to look stark.

We suggested high gloss Parapan doors mixed with walnut accents to add warmth. We designed the open bookshelves in walnut too, which you can see below, the one to the right is curved and finishes off the tall furniture to that wall perfectly rather than looking at a blank end panel.

We designed in a small breakfast bar to break up the long space and as an area to perch for a coffee or glass of wine.

We were also able to house the microwave underneath too, making it practical to use but also hidden from view when initially entering the kitchen. You can see the beautiful staved walnut finish to the breakfast bar below.

The client wanted as much storage as possible so we designed the walnut dresser shown below. We added gloss doors in an aubergine colour which works well with the richness of the wood and included a stainless steel tambour door unit in the middle. Tambour units are very flexible as when open the worktop can be used for a mixer or coffee machine for example which can then just be shut away after neatly.

The modern streamline hob sits perfectly in the Caesarstone work surface and is complimented by the matching glossy black extractor above.

What do you think of this Kitchen? Do you like the modern materials used?