PROJECT: KITCHEN Pt2

KITCHEN LAYOUT TIPS

Open-plan and flexible kitchens allow for a more sociable experience. Flexible features such as sliding doors, hidden sinks and moveable and sliding worktops enable cookware to be hidden and creates a room that works as a kitchen as well as a living space.

Islands and peninsulas give kitchens a natural focal point and allow for greater storage and worktop space as well as an area for entertaining, and they create the perfect triangle for most kitchen layouts.

“My top tip for creating a great kitchen is not to be overwhelmed! There are so many materials, colours and finishes out in the market; just pick something you like – a particular wall colour, floor tile or work surface texture – and work from there,” says Daniele Brutto, Co-Founder of Hub Kitchens.

“Plan as much as you can before work starts. The general shape of the kitchen design depends very much on the shape of the room and a client’s specifications. If a client enjoys entertaining, has a large rectangular shaped extension but is not a huge cook, then a relatively small prep island would allow more space for dining room furniture and might work better than a large island, which is how most envisage island designs.”

Source: Hub Kitchens

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4. Combine a bold colour with white for a fresh kitchen style – Hub. 5. Embrace different tones and materials to keep a kitchen warm yet contemporary – Roundhouse. 6. Splashes of colour through appliances and art will ping against darker colours – Simply Construction. 7. Extra wide floor tiles reflect the huge proportions of this kitchen – Trinity Interior Design. 8. Pop-up extractor fans give more options for hob positioning – Eclectic Interiors. 9. Good lighting appropriate to task is essential in a well-designed kitchen – Clara Bee.

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10. Consider unusual materials for handles to make a kitchen unique – Osborn Interiors. 11. Plan bigger cupboards to house unsightly appliances such as microwaves and toasters – Blakes London. 12. Oversize island provides ample storage, walnut breakfast bar, sink and hob over bianco ice blue high gloss lacquer cabinets, from Hub Kitchens.

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KITCHEN LAYOUT TIPS

Open-plan and flexible kitchens allow for a more sociable experience. Flexible features such as sliding doors, hidden sinks and moveable and sliding worktops enable cookware to be hidden and creates a room that works as a kitchen as well as a living space.

Islands and peninsulas give kitchens a natural focal point and allow for greater storage and worktop space as well as an area for entertaining, and they create the perfect triangle for most kitchen layouts.

“My top tip for creating a great kitchen is not to be overwhelmed! There are so many materials, colours and finishes out in the market; just pick something you like – a particular wall colour, floor tile or work surface texture – and work from there,” says Daniele Brutto, Co-Founder of Hub Kitchens.

“Plan as much as you can before work starts. The general shape of the kitchen design depends very much on the shape of the room and a client’s specifications. If a client enjoys entertaining, has a large rectangular shaped extension but is not a huge cook, then a relatively small prep island would allow more space for dining room furniture and might work better than a large island, which is how most envisage island designs.”

Source: Hub Kitchens

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