Client project and scope:
A family of passionate cooks yearned to own a ‘Real Cooks Kitchen’. A hard working space with individual character and durability. Lots of accessible work space, appliances on a catering level, and with subtle vibes of vintage, stainless steel, hints of copper and marble - some where to bash around and be creative without having to be careful! Additionally and an area to seat 5 -6 people, a one stop larder and no wall units.
A real cooks kitchen.
This project was a delight to work on as a passion for cooking is also close to our hearts. We designed this galley kitchen with strict adherence to the brief. Using quartz Cararra work tops - more practical for heavy use-age, we picked up vintage looking laminated floorboards for the internal and fascia of the units, and located an original classic 1970’s Eero Saarinen tulip table base to support the dining table top also made of quartz. To add extra interest here we added a bullnose edge.
To arrive at our end design, there was one structural change and a few losses along the way, nothing major. Firstly to keep the lines of the work tops and free from wall units we sealed up the patio/french doors to create more working space. This caused some moderate loss of light, but was replenished with ample recessed lighting, a central pendant for the table, under shelf lighting and intergrated cooker hood lighting which was useful for that working area. We also had to replaced a large Smeg fridge/ freezer and relocate it to an out building for emergency stock ups and replace with an under-counter version.
We interspersed stainless steel cabinets and work surfaces and one quartz work top for baking prep. Overall a pleasant outcome that fulfilled the brief and happy cooks!