Stuart & Lesley approached us shortly after finalising extension plans for their home, which would create a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living space with a separate utility room. They were looking for a modern kitchen design to be the centrepiece of this renovation project.
After sketching up some ideas for the space, we discussed the options with our clients, advising on layout and the flow of the room—crucial considerations for open-plan living.
The kitchen’s furniture is from the sleek Pronorm Y-line range—with the large island acting as the social hub of the room, offering breakfast bar seating on one end, and a Caple built-under wine fridge on the other. The island incorporates a four-ring ventilated Bora hob, negating the need for a bulky extractor hood and allowing for a clear sight line overhead.
We recommended a soft grey colour palette to accentuate the stunning natural light provided by the floor-to-ceiling windows and skylight. The island and the lower units are Light Grey matt laminate, with an Onyx Grey shade used for the upper units and the tall units on the inside wall.
The grey mirror feature panel also helps to bounce light back into the room, and adds to the minimal, clean-lined aesthetic. The sink run underneath is fitted with a Quooker Fusion boiling water tap; omitting the need for a kettle and keeping the surfaces clear of clutter.
As well as ample worktop space, our clients had also requested a tall bank of units for maximum storage and for housing their large appliances. These include: two Siemens single ovens, a Siemens combination microwave oven, a Siemens coffee machine, and a Miele integrated fridge and freezer with an internal ice maker.
The worktops and splashback are polished Silestone in Desert Silver; a soft grey hue with a subtle vein through it. This complements the units and the Elm finish on the wrap-round breakfast bar. We also provided Elm panelling for the TV area and chimney recess, pulling the finishes across the space together.