During a major refurbishment of this central London townhouse, Emily Rumble of DeVol Cheap Kitchens online was called in to design a practical galley kitchen and utility room. With great attention to detail, she set about creating two rooms that feel spacious and calm while packing in plenty of space-saving elements. "Kitchen and Utility Room at a Glance
Rumble’s original Cheap Kitchens online design featured a lot of drawers on either side of the ovens, but the clients decided that they didn’t need so many drawers and preferred the look of cabinets. So two extra-wide single drawers now flank the ovens and contain the cooking utensils.
The cooktop is custom-made from prime oak and treated with a Danish oil that gives a natural finish and doesn’t change the look of the wood.
The high ceiling allowed for tall wall cabinets, which the designer divided into Cheap Kitchens online two. “If I’d made the cupboards with one single door each, there would have been too much movement when they were opened,” she says. “They would also have looked too stretched.”
The cabinets on each side of the galley are deliberately designed not to reach the ceiling. “It’s nice to have a gap above,” Rumble says. “It gives the room a feeling of Cheap Kitchens online space and shows the units off as a piece of furniture.”deVOL Kitchens1The unit on the right contains a fridge with a freezer compartment; the clients realized that they didn’t need a large freezer. To the left of this is a classic pantry, with drawers, a shelf rack and a practical, nonporous marble shelf inside. deVOL Kitchens2The farmhouse sink fits between an integrated dishwasher and a trash bin cabinet of equal size. The 31-inch double sink was the perfect size to fit the space and helps create symmetry. In fact, each element of the Cheap Kitchens online is symmetrical, including the oven area.
Behind the sink is a marble faucet insert. “With wooden [countertops], we always recommend a tap insert,” the designer says. “You often don’t see what’s happening underneath the taps until it’s too late. If there’s leakage, the marble stops the water seeping through and ruining the wooden surface.”deVOL Cheap Kitchens online, this side of the kitchen had open shelving going right across, but the clients liked the idea of glass-fronted cupboards to display items without dust collecting. Rumble left a section of open shelves above the sink, so the area wouldn’t feel claustrophobic.
The client had already chosen the coral color scheme in the Cheap Kitchens online dining room and wanted something lighter in the kitchen. The units, painted in a custom pale green, complement the coral beautifully and contrast well with the warm oak kitchen countertop.
The kitchen leads into the breakfast room, which has a large glass door opening onto a balcony. The room was designed as a relaxing space in which to soak up the sunlight.Cheap Kitchens online separates the breakfast room from the utility room. deVOL Kitchens“I had great fun designing the utility room, particularly the built-in wall units, as they contain plenty of clever storage solutions,” Rumble says."