Materials: Door style Shaker in Vanilla, Worktop are Granite ‘Labrador Antique’ with a European Oak Table and Wall.
The clients in remodelling their house had a very clear vision of opening it up to accommodate both family life and the frequent entertaining they did. During the analysis process we carry out, there was a marked difference of opinion with regard to style between the partners.
By a close examination of what was actually involved in liking these very contrasting approaches, we arrived at a classic style choice that gave both, a mental sense of comfort without a sense of compromise.
During the initial consultations it emerged that in the current house, the dining room had become an auxiliary room for things that were not used on a regular basis, and had to be emptied if it was needed for its original purpose.
So it became obvious that central to this vision was the provision of a kitchen space with tons of storage for all their kitchen gear and machines, provision for increased dry goods and perishable foodstuff and their wine. Whilst it also needed to be accessible and attractive to socialise in.
Using the eye-catching wall in Oak veneer gave both a raised splash back covered in stainless steel for easy cleaning, to help conceal the hob area and a defining place for the actuator powered table to be sited.
The actuator is set at three different levels; table counter and bar, thus it can be used on the table setting for family meals, the counter for buffet style serving and well, it’s nice to stick your elbow on a bar when chatting with a drink and nibbles.
The built in Gaggenau Fridge and Freezer with ice and water dispenser is clad with panels to match the other tall storage units and avoid an industrial feel.
The differing heights of the wall units on the back wall over the sink connected by the oak shelves, breaks up the monolith look that the clients disliked. This area also houses the two V Zug full size combi steam ovens and warming drawers.
The resulting design combines both the old and new values for a kitchen of timeless elegance.