The brief for this kitchen was to create a social hub, where family and friends could interact and socialise with cooking at the heart of it all. They also wanted to create a place where they could relax without the need for formal dining.
When we met the client, an extension was planned to create an open plan living, dining, kitchen space. We came in to help them look at how best to plan this space, to help them create their dream kitchen. We had lots of chats about what was important to them, to help us really understand what they wanted to achieve.
It was clear from the start that cooking and socialising were top priorities, so we designed the kitchen with a large centre island. This houses the vented induction hob and the breakfast bar seating, allowing the cook to work in the central social space – being able to prep, cook, chat and entertain. With the ovens and sink just behind them it means everything is within a few steps of each other, creating a concise but well thought out working zone.