Kitchen. Monday , August 07th , 2017 - 09:03:29 AM
Top priorities for the couple were an island that would include a breakfast bar, plus a larder. ‘We also wanted a formal dining space,’ they say. However, in the cramped galley kitchen they had, the owner’s wish list just wasn’t going to happen, so they decided to knock down the lean-to and make way for an extension.
The accent colour is as popular as ever and here yellow comes into its own, particularly against darker greys. A great approach is to go for a base colour then use an accent shade to highlight areas or to add a vibrant splash. When choosing an accent colour or a mixed palette, you can’t go wrong by following colour theory. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and will create a strong contrast with a vibrant feel, while colours that are near each other on the wheel will give your scheme a more relaxed vibe.
The original kitchen was tiny with only enough space for one person. ‘One of us was always alone cooking dinner, while the rest of the family were in another room,’ say the owners. ‘But now the new kitchen is complete, the children love running in and out of the garden and we can have huge parties and talk to our guests while we cook.’ The other thing that is great in this sociable set-up is the wine fridge and rack – their clever placement in the island makes it easy for guests to help themselves.