This project was for my clients who lived in an early 1900's home in Evington, Leicestershire. This was one of my first projects where the customer let me 'design likes its your own home'. I took into account their tastes, styling and ideas on modern life. They loved their garden, enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and wanted to have a room they could relax in whilst carrying out the day to day tasks.
Initially, the room was a galley with a large open space in the centre. I utilised this space by including a peninsular seating area with a simple, wide drawer pack which meant that once the washing up was done, all plates, bowls and cutlery could be stored away conveniently. If the client was cooking, their partner could be preparing the plates and cutlery Ready to have a hearty breakfast whilst watching the seasons draw over their garden. They had some beautiful fully glazed Exterior doors and the perspective they gave was fantastic, this couldn't be missed. Bridging units over the sink were utilised to compliment the high ceilings and not let the Wall feel like it was empty.
Again, a perfect space to store glasses so they where easy To get to when preparing a quick drink. the opposite side was purely for cooking, You could come out of the fridge, onto the worktop, knives and utensils in the top drawer Ready to prep and straight into the wok on the hob. Both the large pan drawers where Filled with pots, pans and Pyrex's so this truly was a cooks home. We finished the room with inverted colours on the floor,a simple white glass splash back on the walls to keep maintenance low and Fresh white walls to really make the units the key sight in this space.
Photo Credit: Joel LaRosa