The kitchen was designed to enhance the scale of the space, drawing inspiration from the period features of the home. The profile seen in the panelling follows the detail of the scotia, which was then transposed into a clean-lined shaker style kitchen. It was intended that the eye could see the area as a whole, as opposed to focusing on the workings of the kitchen itself. The cabinetry colour was matched with the wall colour to visually connect with the entire space. Volakas marble, selected for its elegant grain and beautiful tones of ivory, brown and grey was used for the benchtops. These were semi-honed to enhance the tactile nature of the stone and to give a relaxed feel to the kitchen. The island bench was anchored with a charcoal colour, also panelled, and chosen for aesthetic and practical reasons. A skylight installed in the centre of the kitchen space increases the natural light.The splash-back and power-pack was tiled in a hand-made porcelain tile which has a satin finish, to add textural interest. This same tile is used throughout the home in different formats to create cohesion.
A study nook was integrated into the kitchen space beside the fridge, panelled to look as if its part of the kitchen landscape. This space houses a desk, shelves and drawers for storage of household admin.
The scullery acts as an accessible area for every day appliances as well as the main storage space for food. The door is a panel of the kitchen and once closed the scullery is hidden away from the open plan room. It also connects through to the laundry and an outdoor service area.Both sections can be shut off to operate as independent zones as required.
• Designer: Abbey Lang Homes
• Architecture: LTD Architectural
• Product: UM1170-9S