Bakery PlaceContemporary Kitchen, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Work in linesAdd a sculptural element to a modern kitchen with a linear design. Here, the black frames of the stools echo the lines on the window panels and dining room chairs. And it would be easy to pop on a cushion to add a little colour to the scheme.
Where do I start? The first stage of any project is to determine a brief. Ask yourself: What am I trying to achieve? To help you clarify this, consider what the function of your new area will be, what the budget is, and whether you’re looking for a greater sense of space, to bring more light into the room, or to create a family room or kitchen-living room?Once you’ve figured out your criteria, then ensure you’re making the best use of the space you’re generating. At this point, seek professional advice, as this will provide you with plans of what you’re intending to do.7 sensitive and creative period home kitchen extensions
Get a glass partition wallThis is a really neat solution for sectioning off an open-plan kitchen and a living space without blocking the light flow from one side to the other. By dividing the room with glazed panels taken right up to the roof, there is a distinct division of the space but the cooking and relaxing areas still stay intrinsically linked, while none of the sense of height and space of the large room is lost, as it would be with a solid partition wall.
Cordon off the cooking areaA glass partition is a natural solution when a separation of cooking and relaxing spaces is essential. Here, it’s a framed glass version from above counter height to the apex of the striking sloping roof.Dividing this way will mean that the TV volume doesn’t have to be cranked up to cover up the sounds of extractor fan, dishwasher and running water when the space is being used for multiple activities, but the whole effect is still open. Notice how the cabinetry, partition framing and sofa are linked through colour, while the floor finish is continuous throughout for a pulled-together effect.Is it over for open-plan kitchens?