The design was very important for this renovation, as storage was an issue and needed to be maximised, without impacting the living space of the room.
Rosemount designer Ben Schultz worked closely with the client to get the right aesthetic and practical results.
Ben’s brief was to incorporate the exposed brick walls, timber floor and include a freestanding 900w oven, as well as lots of useable storage.
The choice of materials and colours was very important, as this was a narrow terraced home. The kitchen needed to compliment the living area, without taking over the whole space.
The end result left the client thrilled. And the photos illustrate how a smaller space can still be functional and practical as well as stylish and modern.
This custom kitchen is a good example the benefits of using a kitchen designer, who can maximise the use of the space without compromising on form or function.
Rather than trying to make box cabinets fit into the space, Ben custom designed the cabinetry, getting the best result for the client.
There were two blind corners in this kitchen and to maximise the storage, Ben designed one corner to have have a Lemans II, which brings everything right out to you. See more about the LeMans II.
On the other blind corner Ben put an underbench microwave on the kitchen side, but so to not waste that corner, he also put a cupboard on the opposite side of the bench.
This means you get to still use the whole corner for much needed storage.
The kitchen design called for a pantry to be included – an important feature for the client.
To make this possible, Ben used a small part of the living/lounge room area and added a pull-out pantry by Kessebohmer. There is a pantry option for any kitchen project.
Ben put in as many drawers as possible. Drawers provide 30% more storage than cupboards, and they are great for crockery, glassware, plastics, pots and pans, as well as pantry items.
Using narrow, modern, square look handles below the bench means they don’t take over the space, but remain practical for the amount of drawers in the kitchen.
No handles on the overhead cabinets allows the kitchen to blend seamlessly into the room.
In this designn the overhead cupboard doors have been hung down by 10mm for easy opening.
The combination of white high-gloss cabinetry, black glass splashbacks, exposed brick walls, newly polished floorboards and 3 fabulous pendant lights blend together perfectly for a stunning kitchen and living room.
- Cupboards: Polytec Createc – Ultra White Gloss
- Kick Boards: Brushed stainless steel
- Benchtop: Caesarstone – London Grey 40mm
- Hardware: Blum Tandembox drawers, Blum soft close on all cupboards and drawers. LeMans II
- Handles: Kethy Handle E2131
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