The idea was to create an environment that produced a lot of natural light so we felt that re-locating the kitchen to the back of the house with large bi-folding doors would provide the perfect setting for any season throughout the year. This would involve relocating the services in the room and the removal of a load bearing wall.
Initial Design Proposals
We felt the Island unit was essential in the overall success of the space, it would act as the focal point in the room and could be used as a multi purpose area for cooking, cleaning and preparing meals. We also wanted to showcase and make a feature of the tall larder units so a stud partition wall was designed around the units to create a ‘flush fit’ effect.
Additionally, we were able to provide balance by positioning an oven either side of the microwave and warming drawer for complete symmetry…
During the Installation..
The building and joinery work required in this Installation was vast so the project was very carefully planned so that the Installation progressed like clockwork.
As we take care of everything a load bearing wall was removed from the original kitchen and new door openings were created and removed to assist the flow in the space.
Decking and Bi-Folding doors..
The small rear window at the back of the house would be replaced with bi-folding doors that would open on to decking in the garden. As the kitchen was being re-located to a different area of the house we had to move all of the plumbing and electrical services for the new appliances and ambient lighting.
In the Island we used an induction hob with a modern downdraught extractor that would vent to the outside wall. We used a white starlight quartz worktop because the mirror chips would reflect and enhance the light coming from the bi-fold doors. An instant hot water tap was also used to eliminate the need for a kettle on the Island.
TV and social area..
Olive wood panelling was used in this area to provide a warm contrast in the room. David created a fantastic shelving unit between the sofa and TV to display decorative items and we also ‘Flush Fitted’ the TV in to the Olive wood so no wires were visible.