Sola Kitchens have been shortlisted for the Kitchen Over £50,000 in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.
The kitchen is completely bespoke, and handcrafted in solid wood in Sweden to the exact specifications of the client.
The client’s specification was to have a classic kitchen with a modern twist. The layout with three parallel runs of units, in combination with modern appliances and choice of worktops, creates a modern feel to the kitchen despite the choice of quite traditional furniture.
The kitchen is painted in two different shades of grey, a light grey for the sink run and tall units and a very dark grey shade for the island. The stools with grey sheepskin are painted in the lighter of the two grey shades. The green walls in combination with the black and gold lamps over the island and the dining table gives a calm and serene feel to the kitchen.
To make the 4.5 meter long island feel lighter we lifted it up on legs and added led lights underneath. We used different worktop material on the island, a marble effect composite on the work area and whitestained solid oak for the bar area. We did the oak thicker than the rest of the worktop to create an natural divide between the workspace and diningspace. The family also wanted plenty of storage and workspace as well as a large seating area at the island. The family has three children and entertain a lot so they wanted a very sociable place.