Designed and installed by: Elements Kitchens, Reading

Budget: £20k and over see more in this price range

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The Brief

The client is a keen baker so she needed a large area of worktop for prepping, but also a workstation where bulky items, such as mixers, could be easily stored. It was also important to include breakfast bar seating in the plan together with as much storage as possible. The look and feel for the new kitchen was modern with a twist, and this is achieved by the choice of contemporary-styled handleless Remo dove grey cabinetry, with the feature island in chalk blue adding to the character. Hidden away in the double tall larders, behind the island, is a workspace with worktop and ample sockets for plugging in appliances. Reduced depth shelving above the worktop offers the perfect place for storing ingredients.

Designer's Tips

Originally two separate rooms, the dividing wall was removed to make the new space larger, however, it was still too narrow to incorporate an island or peninsular in the main working area of the kitchen.  The designer recommended that the best place for an island would be where the functional kitchen space transitions to living and dining zones.  This created a perfect space for the client to concentrate on her baking and creates a link between the two areas.


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