British luxury interior design studio, Brandt Design, bring the outside-in with this modern open-plan kitchen by making the most of the property’s radiant garden views.
Ultramodern and 100% family oriented, this open-plan kitchen provides an efficient way to blend cooking and entertaining with the outside garden space, offering a streamline arrangement of custom furniture, which is available from the Urban Collection by Brandt Design. With plenty of natural light able to cascade into the kitchen area, its open footprint and rich material selection is well-placed to capture the sun all year round and emphasise the dynamic combination of Vintage Oak, Matt White and Putty Concrete Graphite Urban furniture.
Scott Davis, Director, Brandt Design, says “This project required careful planning as the kitchen was a key part of a dual aspect extension at the back of the house, where the clients wanted maximum light whilst retaining their privacy. Having a blank canvas for the exterior wall meant that we could add gravitas and create a pillar-effect with tall storage units in a dark colour. The concrete-effect brought a subtle textural detail to contrast with the warmth of the wood flooring and oak breakfast bar. We were also inspired by the industrial feel of the steampunk-style fixtures and fittings, and therefore wanted to link the suburban location with city life and the great outdoors. Clean lines and extensive storage solutions were a necessity for this family home, ensuring a well-organised kitchen that easily accommodates a practical work space and high foot traffic.”
The efficient U-shaped kitchen layout offers a dedicated cooking wall with integrated induction hob with practical wok burner and set of double built-in ovens. To the left, we designed a discreet wet zone which the family use as a dedicated coffee station and open shelving creates much needed storage in close reach. Complete with a compact one bowl sink and single lever kitchen tap, this area provides an extra area for family members to use without impacting the main cook zone or chef working behind the island.
The generous central island unit incorporates space for up to five to dine at a tactile L-shaped oak breakfast bar, with designer high-rise bar stools for the ultimate design statement. A built-in wine cooler is ideally placed at the foot of the island and integrated larder storage, low level drawers and space for a built-in fridge freezer make-up the remaining run of cabinetry. The main sink area is located on the right hand side of this kitchen, beneath a large kitchen window. This long stretch of worktop features a double-bowl stainless steel sink with c-spout kitchen mixer and pull-out spray and below, an integrated dishwasher for the height of convenience.
“We recommended a dark grey concrete-effect finish for this kitchen as it gives our Urban Collection of furniture a contemporary feel that contrasts with the light accent colours throughout. Bringing an extra level of radiance, the smart run of top units in white above the hob blend with the splashback and worktops, which are specified in Ice White Quartz.”
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Hatch End: 431 The Broadway, Uxbridge Rd, Pinner, Herts HA5 4JR | t 0203 758 4455
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