Our clients, were remodeling their new home in Bath, Somerset, adding a new extension to create a larger kitchen / dining space and landscaping the garden. They desired a subtle and highly functional kitchen for the new space, which would complement the interior décor and provide the perfect space for entertaining.
Having previously owned an interior design company, and now the director of an organisation focused on climate change, our client had a great eye for detail and a focus on ‘sustainability’.
Due to the property location and position, our brief required consideration to natural light and views of the exterior whilst maintaining a feeling of seclusion and privacy. The whole ground floor was reconfigured as part of the project and, as the kitchen is where the couple spend the majority of their time, it was agreed it should be positioned to provide the best views.
As a result, the kitchen was moved from the front of the house to the back, creating an open-plan kitchen / dining / lounge area and making the most of the property being south-facing. The large floor-to-ceiling sliding doors created an ‘inside-outside’ room, extending the living environment out onto the patio and garden beyond.
Working with the clients at the extension design stage enabled the inclusion of the wide worktop-level window behind the sink area. It solved what the clients saw as one of their biggest challenges, bringing in natural light to the back of the new room whilst being positioned low enough to avoid being overlooked.
Ensuring there was plenty of storage was achieved through the use of floor-to-ceiling tall units. A ‘pocket door’ provided a hidden space for small appliances that often clutter work surfaces and acts as a ‘coffee station’.
Colour, materials and tone all play a big part in the design of the kitchen. The white island, positioned towards the window area, reflects light into the space and warm tones of the ‘clay’ cabinets blend into the wall space. A natural oak breakfast bar brings texture and character to the flat panel colours of the kitchen whilst linking the kitchen to the dining table and furniture in the home.
- bulthaup b3 kitchen furniture in Alpine White and Clay laminate with stainless steel plinths and G2 bar handles
- bulthaup b3 ‘Pocket door’
- 10mm bulthaup b3 Alpine White laminate worktops
- 90mm bulthaup b3 Walnut veneer bartop
- Laser welded bulthaup b3 integrated sink
- Franke Kubus Mixer tap in stainless steel
Siemens American-style Fridge Freezer / iQ700 Combi Microwave / iQ700 Single Oven / Warming Drawer / Induction Hob / Downdraft Extractor / Dishwasher