|Neolith, Basalt Grey Satin and Distressed Zinc
|Sink and Tap:
|Elica, Neff, Miele, Liebherr
Our client presented us with their Pinterest boards with a strong ‘industrial’ and ‘nautical’ theme. They were very open to embracing newer technologies and creating a space that served as a kitchen and the central hub of their family home. Somewhere, they could comfortably dine, entertain and relax.
The property was narrow but had three storeys. Because of this, we wanted to maximise the space available whilst providing a host of storage solutions. The whole renovation had to be sympathetic to the property’s architecture.
To accommodate a large dining area, we incorporated upholstered bench seating, doubling up as additional, concealed storage. This helped maximise the walk-through space between the dining and kitchen, and the contrasting Scion upholstery added a splash of colour. Tall storage units on either side hide the boiler and appliances like the vacuum cleaner and ironing board.
Our clients wanted a gas hob but not a conventional extraction unit, which would take up valuable space. We specified an Elica Nikolatesla Flame venting hob, which worked to Elica’s high standard. This also freed up the upper cabinetry to accommodate large cabinetry with sliding doors, which are much easier to access than standard hinged offerings.
The tall Liebherr wine conditioner was on our client’s wish list, so we built a mock staircase to accommodate it so that it didn’t restrict access to the stairs.
The wire mesh glazed doors, antiqued zinc worktop, Neolith island, and all the paint finishes all lean towards the industrial, whilst the lime upholstery, pendant lighting, T&G door styling (combined with shaker) and oak flooring marry perfectly to provide that fresh, nautical contrast our clients were looking for.Stewart Macpherson, Senior Designer, Kingsbridge.