A semi-open kitchen
"We wanted a kitchen that was functional, fully integrated and aesthetically pleasing."
Unique like you.
The desires of the customers
When they moved into an atypical apartment - an old renovated farmhouse - the couple dreamed of a designer kitchen, warm and adapted to their lifestyle. One of the advantages of being a kitchen designer is that you always have a lot of ideas and you can draw the plan of your future kitchen yourself. In terms of style, the choice was made for a dark color, not quite black, with a touch of sepia and brass, for an elegant and modern kitchen. A technical and aesthetic challenge met by the customer.
The technical point of view
There are kitchens for which the layout of the space is an essential first step. In the young couple's home, the kitchen was almost non-existent. So the volumes were rethought. A partition was knocked down and the kitchen door was removed. A large opening was thus created on the dining room overlooking the living room, on the other side of the glass roof replacing the partition. Everything here was designed to make the most of the living room and the lounge.
Among the technical constraints related to the layout, on the load-bearing wall to the left of the kitchen, the customer chose to install a wall of cabinets. And on the right, below the window, there is a cooking island, like a bar, separating the kitchen from the dining and living areas.
Priority to storage and worktop
The starting principle was to have as much work surface as possible on the side of the ceramic sink, including a large basin and a drainer. A large enough work surface, but above all with several storage areas so that the customers can cook together without getting in each other's way.
By freeing up space, the cabinets also made it possible to integrate all the appliances, consisting of a large refrigerator, a freezer, an oven and microwave. While the two large cabinets offer plenty of storage space, they more than make up for the lack of storage space in the house.
Under the island's cooktop, two sliding drawers and two large doors, with an English drawer and a sliding drawer, complete the kitchen's layout.
A two-door cabinet with a niche overlooking the dining room provides additional storage.
Color, design and decoration
A great homogeneity was desired in the colors chosen for this kitchen. The furniture varies from sepia to grey for the island. The credenza and shelves are in cigar oak, and the mixer tap and the hood are black, for a very contemporary design. Only the light-colored worktop contrasts with the rest of the kitchen; the whole is elegantly underlined by the brass-colored handles matching the suspensions.
Decorative shelves are fixed above the worktop, including a black metal shelf reminiscent of the glass roof. Ideal for storing pretty glasses and displaying bulk jars. A wire element that brings even more graphics to the kitchen.
Finally, the dining room and living room decor adds a plant-like, almost organic and slightly bohemian touch to the room. With fairly neutral colors and natural materials like rattan, the room is soft and warm. Perfect for listening to music or finding inspiration and ideas for drawing.