design et al are delighted to announce that Sola Kitchens have been shortlisted for a Kitchen Design over £50,000 Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2015.
Sola kitchens were challenged in this project in a large Victorian property in London due to difficult spacing issues. The room was L-shaped with a tight bend and the client were very set on having an island. This issue was resolved it by creating a slim L-shaped island following the shape of the room. The island has tall slim legs to make sure it does not look too heavy and compact for the room. The design provides the client with the benefit of the island with a seating area as well as keeping the space light and airy.
The kitchen is completely bespoke to fit the existing space. The doors were made of solid ash and were hand painted on site. The ash has an interesting graining and shows off the solid wood beautifully through the paint. Sola used a light grey paint together with Carrara marble and brass handles to make the space light and bright and at the same time warm and welcoming.
The only structural change was to put in a window above the sink where there was previously a door to the garden. Having a window here made the design work so much better while still getting the light into the room. There is another garden door by the dining area so the room still works functions well with regards to circulation.
The client didn’t want wall units installed as they wanted to retain as much light as possible. In order to overcome the storage issue, a separate section was constructed to the left of the sink. This consisted of two dresser units for the storage of small appliances, glasses etc, with drawer units to accommodate crockery.