Julianne & George’s new kitchen was built using the classic Pronorm X-line range – in Gloss Lacquer Lava and Sherwood Dark Brown, with black handle rails.
The worktops are Entzo Dekton by Cosentino, with grey and gold veining which complements the kitchen’s main furniture. As well as looking beautiful, Dekton is also an extremely durable surface – resistant to heat, stains, and scratches.
The room was originally split into three areas, with a separate kitchen, living-room, and dining-room. After considering some design options on how to open up the space, the client decided that an open-plan option – uniting the three rooms – would be the best fit for their family’s lifestyle.
The design is based around a central L-shaped island, which creates a practical preparation area and allows the cook to stay connected with the rest of the space. To enhance this sociable atmosphere, we designed out all worktops which were facing the wall and incorporated a large breakfast bar on the outside of the island.
The bespoke options of the Pronorm furniture meant we were able to consider the height of the family when designing the kitchen. We adjusted the height of the units and the worktops, and set the ovens to a comfortable position.
The client, an avid cook, also requested an accessible open larder unit, which we built into a previously unexploited transition space. The bespoke larder gives the client plenty of space for her many jars and ingredients, right next to the kitchen.
As well as an abundance of storage space, the kitchen also hosts a range of sleek appliances, including: a Siemens StudioLine combination steam oven; a Siemens StudioLine combination oven microwave; a five-ring flex induction hob; a tall integrated larder fridge and freezer; and a Miele integrated dishwasher.
The Blanco Etagon sink with rails has a Silgranit Tartufo finish, and features a stainless steel Quooker Flex tap.
Lastly, to seamlessly connect all the areas of the open-plan space, we built a bespoke TV/fireplace unit which wraps around the wall into the kitchen – providing open shelving for displaying cookbooks and decorative items.