Kitchen. Monday , August 07th , 2017 - 09:09:35 AM
Streamline with handleless units, go for a super-sleek scheme with impressive navy units in a handleless design. The white island and floor tiles are not to be overlooked, though, as they help the colour to ‘pop’, creating the maximum possible impact. Floor-to-ceiling units are the key here, as it means the colour on the walls is uninterrupted, which helps to give the clean look that is vital to this scheme.
In terms of decor, the couple chose simple Shaker-style units in an easy-going grey, to keep the look light and fresh. And the owners now have the island they had always wanted. ‘We didn’t hold back on size,’ they say. ‘The island is big enough to have our fridge, freezer and dishwasher built in, plus a cupboard for the recycling, so it’s a multifunctional cook’s zone.’ To the right is a counter-top cupboard that holds everything the family need for speedy breakfasts in the morning.
We wanted the kitchen to have a classic look,’ say the couple, ‘with painted units and a speckled granite worktop. We would have liked everything to be white, but that’s not realistic with a young family. In the dining area, a wallpaper mural adds atmosphere and depth to the white scheme. ‘It’s the first thing people comment on,’ say the owners. Solid-wood flooring has been used throughout the open-plan space. ‘It’s cool in summer and warm in winter, and is highly durable in a family space.