The abundance of space was well used in this multi-roomed renovation project. The brief was to create a beautiful Hampton’s style kitchen that was also highly functional and met the clients’ exacting needs.
This was perfectly achieved by our talented designer, by carefully considering all of the specific design elements requested and blending them into an optimal design.
The large kitchen boasts a cook’s dedicated sink next to the cooktop, complete with boil/chill tap by Billi, ensuring the cook has access to water at any temperature right next to the cooking area. The main sink is then free for others to use, mainly for washing up, with the dishwasher and pull-out bins adjacent.
The Siemens oven is teamed with a Combi oven and plate warming drawer, allowing for a myriad of cooking functions.
A clever toaster storage area was included, to ensure optimum benchspace is available at all times. The servery opening to the formal dining adds a handy way to pass dishes back and forth without needing to walk far.
The client also opted for a table in the kitchen, a throw-back to older style kitchens, and a design element currently making a comeback. A dedicated kitchen table is a great addition for the keen cook, as it provides a perfect place to sit and prep, and is particularly good for pastry work – hence it’s popularity in original kitchen designs, as back then a lot of prep work was required and all pastry was home made. Rolling or kneading pastry at table height (usually around 750mm off the floor, as opposed 900mm for a standard bench height) means gravity assists you in the process, making it easier and faster.
Another star in the space is the generous walk-in pantry, complete with bi-fold doors, ample shelving, benchspace, and large enough to house a second microwave.
The large breakfast bar with seating introduces us to the kitchen, and allows guests to interact with the cook. At the same time, it helps to maintain a separate area to where all the ‘action’ happens. The breakfast bar also houses a handy wine fridge.
Drawers, as opposed to cabinets, were used wherever possible to maximise the ease of use for the client. Large, ample drawers ensure plenty of easily accessible storage.
A Study Nook or Home Admin area is a fabulous addition to any kitchen, allowing the cook to either supervise homework, take care of bills, view emails, etc., review recipes online, or just sit and relax with the latest episode of their favourite series whilst the meal cooks.
Functionality achieved, the design does not fall short on aesthetics. Profiled doors with cup handles, pretty tiled splashback, glass wall display units, proud kicks on the breakfast bar, and on-theme pendant lights, all contribute to the creation of a truly beautiful space. The lovely Smartstone Amara benchtop adds a touch of luxury, and binds the look perfectly.