Our client’s brief was influenced by their previous rented property’s kitchen. “We had rented a property with a modern kitchen and it gave us a real sense of what works in an open plan family kitchen and what isn’t quite so successful,” they explain.
“I worked very closely with my clients over several appointments to finalise their design. We went through a rigorous design process, initially deciding where the kitchen would be situated within the room, as it was originally located where the dining room is now. We then spent some time talking through how each cupboard, appliance etc. would be utilised, to make sure the end result met their every expectation. “Getting a balance between functionality and a great aesthetic is very important to me, and I really love the balance here. There are plenty of clever storage solutions, including a tall larder unit with a flexible basket system for easy storage and instant visibility. The utility room is really user-friendly as the laundry units are raised off the ground to make access so much easier, whilst the drawers and cupboards around them maximises storage space."
Fiona Thompson, Senior Designer
The use of dark and light neutral tones creates a real sense of calm and sophistication in this spacious open-plan kitchen. The L-shaped room offers areas for dining and relaxing, with the large kitchen island at its heart. For Fiona and our client, creating beautiful features and details was a crucial part of the design and this is evident in the addition of curved walls, the bespoke conical Corian breakfast bar leg and the way the moulded ceiling canopy reflects the shape of the island below it.