This contemporary family kitchen was designed for a long narrow space with a clever lighting plan for entertaining purposes. The design brief was to overcome a major flaw in the misconstruction of a long and narrow extension and create a stylish and functional family kitchen and dining area with an exciting lighting plan for parties and entertaining guests. White gloss cabinets were mandatory and the space needed to be practical for family get togethers, children’s tea parties and the family’s huge dog running in and out from the garden.
The client discovered his lateral extension had been built 3m deep instead of 4m and was advised by three kitchen designers he would be unable to install an island, top of his wish list, in his kitchen plans. Presented with this dilemma, Anita proposed reversing the standard ‘cabinets around the perimeter’ kitchen layout with the installation of 3.2m double sided island in which to house the appliances and pan storage and a bank of floor to ceiling cabinets across one wall to optimize vertical space.
In addition, she proposed breaking up the expanse of white gloss with the bank of metallic grey cabinets to create a striking contrast and installing beautiful silver quartzite riven slate on the floor for both their hard wearing practicality and stunning appearance. Furthermore, the bespoke dining table was designed with a complimentary Quartzstone top and polished stainless steel legs to perfectly fit the space for family gatherings. The initial design dilemma resulted in an inspired and perceptive plan whilst alluding the sense of space over a narrow footprint and subsequently provided a striking and ambient cooking and entertaining area perfect for both day to day family living and hosting fabulous parties.