We’re often asked by clients how to make the most of a compact kitchen, and Alison’s new kitchen is the perfect example of maximising a small space.
The client was undertaking a full renovation, so we designed the whole living area – helping with design choices like flooring, wallpaper and accessories – to ensure everything tied together across the open-plan space.
The kitchen showcases the Pronorm Classicline range in Porcelain White, with Stone Grey as the contrast colour, both in a Matt finish. The lower units have sleek Stainless Steel bar handles which match the width of the doors, while the upper cabinets are handleless for a more streamlined look at eye-level. We also included up-lighting above the wall units to brighten the corner of the room.
We added a small island, to give definition to the kitchen area and create additional worktop space – ideal for baking, food prep and dishing up. This demonstrates that you don’t need a large kitchen to incorporate an island – good news for clients who have this feature high up on their wish list.
The worktop material is laminate by Pronorm in Paros Light, with a distressed concrete look. This material is very robust, with its natural scratches and detailing making it particularly forgiving for a kitchen that gets a lot of use.
The kitchen’s splashback matches the worktops, and the Blanco Silgranit lay-on sink is a Tartufo colour which blends seamlessly into the surface – accompanied by a Blanco Stainless Steel tap.
The kitchen also hosts a full suite of Siemens appliances, including: an all-in-one oven with microwave, steam and grill functionality, an integrated fridge and freezer, a flex-induction hob, a telescopic extractor hood, and a slimline dishwasher (45cm instead of the standard 60cm).
Despite its size, this kitchen has plenty of storage space and ample appliances – showing that, with a carefully-chosen layout and cohesive interior design, you don’t need a lot of space to create your perfect, practical kitchen.