Ergonomic, functional, practical and efficient, was the design brief provided by the client. Over a period of two years, the client and the designer (Nicola O’Mara) sat down and went over all the fine details that were required for this hand made kitchen. Together, they looked into the varying ways in which the client would use the space and they successfully zoned in on one design. There would be an area in which to work, read, relax and eat, and a specific area in which to cook. Both which would work together and flow into each section.
The utility room, was accessed from the kitchen; a place in which larger items could be stored and a place to laundry. The layout was reconfigured so that the outlook was towards the woodland outside, the door was moved so that it was easily accessible from the bar area, and would be beneficial for entertaining. Once the correct usage of the space was agreed the client and designer moved onto the textures and materials.
Strong white, dark walnut , stony greys with a shot of colour was the outcome. One of the main features was the handmade solid wood slatted doors; they create soft warm tones, texture and body. This was then coupled with the strong white Silestone worktops, and white glass splash backs. All the cupboards were operated using a push latch motorised system, as well as the dishwasher, recycling bins and drawers. All the appliances were chosen on functionality and energy rating. The overall design, is sleek, clean, stylish as well as soft and warm with a hint of zing.