Adding a kitchen to the rear of a period property requires some skilful designing to marry in traditional features with a contemporary look. The clients were looking for a scandi-style, high quality, luxury modern kitchen, equipped with the latest modern conveniences but wanted it to be understated with an emphasis on clean lines and symmetry, and have designated zones for cooking, washing and breakfast.
The extension itself was to be flooded with light with long glass windows and a long rooflight and entered into through glass doors so that the Georgian tiled floor could be seen. The modernist style had to be considered and needed to be complementary to the old house.
Soft matt finishes from lacquered Poggenpohl cabinetry doors and a wood grain island help anchor the kitchen into the space, offering ample storage and work space. High on the clients’ wish list was smart appliances which made cooking effortless and fun. A Gaggenau free induction hob and two ovens – a combi microwave and a fully plumbed steam oven – gave the client plenty of cooking space while a Siemens larder fridge and freezer provided perfect storage. Most of these appliances can be operated remotely by the clients making it a joy to cook in using the home connect app.
To ensure the airy, clean look, smart hidden storage was developed, with the pocket door unit revealing their breakfast pantry area, wide hidden drawers at the hob with hidden internal drawers, a designated spice drawer kitted out with space saving inserts and the grouped tall appliance units gave functionality to the individual areas. On the reverse of the island an open bookshelf provides a feature to the large island.
"The kitchen is a beautiful space to live, the elements tie in so well together. It's more a work of art than a kitchen"!