The glass-walled kitchen acts like a bridge between the main building and the garden. Inside, the island rests on perforated plinths that allow ventilation, while floor-level lighting around it creates a pleasant atmosphere in the evenings. The entire back wall of the kitchen is mirrored, which reflects the garden and gives a sense of depth.
Kitchen design and cabinetry
Paul Archer Design
2/8 Simple layout
3/8 Griddle hob
The domino grill hob cooks quick, healthy dishes. It has two independently controlled heating elements for cooking multiple foodstuffs and a removable drip tray for easy cleaning afterwards.
4/8 Utensil drawer
Soft-closing drawers with smart steel interiors help keep cutlery and utensils tidy. The mellow taupe colour on the worksurface softens the industrial feel of the stainless-steel units.
Argil Brown Zodiaq
5/8 Sink area
Understated styling and a high-shine chrome finish make this tap an ideal choice for this modern kitchen. The accompanying sink has been undermounted beneath the chunky composite quartz worktop for a minimal look.
6/8 Crockery drawer
Compartments within the drawers make finding frequently used items simple.
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7/8 Dual-purpose doors
Double doors can either close off the kitchen from the rest of the house or fold back to hide neat shelf storage, turning it into sleek cupboards. Beyond is the dining area and living space, which have the same flooring for a seamless look.
8/8 Practical layout
With the doors open, the kitchen flows effortlessly into the adjoining living zones. Controls on the side of the island operate a clever ventilation mechanism, which opens a vent beneath the workstation, letting fresh air from outside the kitchen into the room.
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