23 Jul PURPLE OPULENCE
Balancing luxurious style with ease of use this social kitchen reflected modern opulence with touches of warm natural tones.
Separate from the rest of the house the old kitchen felt isolated. Kitchens are now an extension of our home living spaces that need to not only provide practical appliances but worktop and cooking space too. As a passionate cook a desire for greater kitchen functionality was a must along with somewhere that enabled them to share food and merriment with friends and family.
The couple initially decided to build an orangery to enjoy the garden all year round with stylish bi-fold doors leading on from the dining area. All that was left to complete the space was to connect the existing kitchen to the dining room so that everything flowed into one new sociable living area.
With a love of cooking and entertaining this also meant they needed greater worktop space and storage incorporated into the new kitchen layout.
Opening up the kitchen into the dining area created a narrow but long room, over 10 metres so plenty of space to achieve their wish list. To keep the kitchen feeling light and airy wall units were positioned allowing for easy access to storage rather than using the full height.
Minimalistic handleless units by Bauformat provided a timeless monochromatic design with stainless steel edging to the doors. Calais moonlight grey were chosen for the full height cupboards and wall units using this lighter shade makes the room appear larger and brighter. Glass fronted units were positioned above the worktop to keep the open feel allowing light to reflect off them. Adding texture to the design base units in Brest Concrete grey attractively blended with the porcelain wood effect flooring by Minoli. The Travelling South tiles added warmth and natural tones to the whole living space seamlessly connecting it with the garden decking outside.
Full height cupboards were placed at the far end with a Le Mans corner unit with five swing out trays to fully utilise the corner space with convenient easy access to reach everything. With storage significantly increased the kitchen was now easy to use, clean and keep clutter free perfect when entertaining.
For this avid cook, cutting edge design and functionality was achieved with Miele appliances and Quooker boiling tap. The wish list included two single ovens, a steam oven and microwave combination as well as two fridge freezers , one with a integrated ice maker, fantastic for creating delicious meals for guests.
Preparing exquisite meals required substantial countertop areas along with the addition of a breakfast bar for four with views of the garden. The breakfast bar is now a versatile space for eating, working and socialising plus giving an extra work surface for preparing large meals. Finished in Silestone’s Desert Silver quartz in suede bringing the natural beauty of light grey marble with a velvety soft texture.
An opulent touch was added through punches of purple colour with a bespoke backsplash mixed to blend with the buddleias in the garden and soft furnishing giving the overall design depth and warmth.
The kitchen now harmoniously belonged to the rest of the house. With the dining and orangery allowing flexibility to cater for multiple seating and entertaining large numbers of friends and family. Balancing both style and ease of use, the design integrated appliances and increased storage as well as seamlessly blending with the other living areas.
With the luxury of somewhere to store everything the kitchen was always tidy, creating a delightful minimal statement design with the touches of warmth and natural tones.
Whether you are looking for a minimalist or traditional kitchen contact us today on 01932 255465 or visit our showroom to gain inspiration.