Despite the kitchen cabinets being white at the time, when we first went to look at this kitchen it felt very dark and closed in. The client wanted us to look at making a brighter space that felt more open and airier.
Due to the size of the kitchen, we were limited to what we could change in terms of layout – the sink and hob really had to stay where they were currently situated. One area of the kitchen that we could explore making some major changes to was under the stairs.
In the previous layout you accessed the under stairs space in a tight recess opposite the main cabinets. This was awful to get into and meant that the fridge door couldn’t even fully open.
We assessed the space and decided to block up the current opening and introduce a new one on the side of the stairs instead. This allowed us to return the cabinets and worktop around the corner, creating more storage where there had previously been wasted space.
We were able to create a bespoke shelving area to fully maximise the storage capabilities in this newly created alcove, perfect for storing jars and spices. Once we opened up the side of the stairs, we created another bespoke shelving area that would now house the fridge, so that it was easily accessible, and created further storage alcoves that used every inch of available space.