Reworking the ground floor of a home often involves taking Best Cabinet Prices down walls, but the owners of this London row house actually put one up to create a distinct kitchen area. “It’s a narrow building, so it was difficult to make the kitchen feel separate,” says Nicky Spear, director at Sustainable Kitchens. Other challenges included fitting in enough storage along with a compact washing machine and dryer, and making the kitchen both functional and fun. "Photos by Charlie O’Beirne
The kitchen cabinetry is a modern twist on Shaker style. “They Best Cabinet Prices wanted something contemporary but without losing the relevance to the building,” Spear says. “They also put in shutters, which are in keeping.”
With the playful palette for the house already established, the kitchen needed to echo its tones. “The cabinetry is muted; then there are pops of color,” Spear says. The tiled backsplash matches a feature wall in the living area, while the floor tile ties in to the cabinetry color.
A cabinet conceals the exhaust fan. “Hidden appliances have a sleek and contemporary look, and to provide more storage, this one is very thin, leaving quite a lot of space in Best Cabinet Prices the top cabinet,” Spear says.
Hexagonal floor tiles and subway wall tiles introduce graphic pattern that distinguishes the kitchen from the rest of the ground floor.
Blackboard paint on a section of wall beside the breakfast bar provides a place for doodles and shopping lists.
The owners found the engineered quartz work surface themselves. It’s a durable choice for a family kitchen.
The breakfast bar is finished in oak. “The owners always wanted a wood element,” Spear says. On the side away from the wall, the surface continues to the floor, where it meets the living area’s oak flooring (see first picture). “It’s like a waterfall,” Spear says, “and makes a transition Best Cabinet Prices between different spaces.”
A spray faucet and a deep sink handle big pots and pans.
The breakfast bar makes a clear division between the kitchen and the living area. It’s higher than the other counters, hiding anything in the sink from the living-dining side of the ground floor.
A retro-style Smeg refrigerator was on the owners’ wish list. Best Cabinet Prices The shelves above give it a built-in feel and keep cookbooks accessible.Sustainable KitchensA special cabinet conceals compact laundry appliances. “The bottom of the cabinet houses the washing machine and dryer, with a work surface on top,” Spear says. A pantry is above. “It’s a very high cupboard, so the top has space for things you use once a year at Christmas.”Sustainable KitchensThe pantry holds dry ingredients and Best Cabinet Prices incorporates a wine rack. There’s even room for the microwave in here, so it’s easy to access without being on display."