SCANDINAVIAN STYLE KITCHEN
The idea behind this kitchen was to create a hardworking yet stylish space where everything was in easy reach. A well thought out, functional kitchen that left nothing to chance and one that could cope with the demands of a very busy family. It was important to ensure that all items and appliances had a dedicated space and there was an elegant yet simplistic approach to its usability.
We first worked out how to strategically place all functions within the space, then the real fun began when choosing materials. We decided to opt for offset metro tiles with a darker grout to contrast quite starkly against the white tiles. Choosing a wooden counter top allowed us to bring in some warmth to the space – we didn’t want the heart of the home to risk feeling at all clinical or cold.
We kept the existing chimney in place and installed the hob and another counter area here to create an almost separate cooking space set into the chimney-breast. We chose extra tall units in places to make sure that the tops of all full height and half height cupboards were the same throughout the space to ensure a seamless look. The space was brought to life when we laid Victorian style black and white floor tiles in diamond formation; this contrast of century-old style with the modern gloss kitchen really pushed this to be the contemporary and stylish space that it is.
This kitchen is a compact and hardworking space attuned to a simplistic way of living, yet has hidden depths that only those that use it will know about. The finished space is a timeless, elegant and contemporary kitchen that the whole family can use for years to come.
‘ The icing on the cake for me was the Victorian flooring, I do love this style. ’
‘ We don’t know how you did it, you’ve made each requirement work and work well! ’