Bespoke New Basement Kitchen, Kingston, LondonContemporary Kitchen
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Master a micro concreteIf weight and/or access make a conventional, wet-cast concrete floor out of the question, consider a much thinner micro-top concrete instead.At just 3mm thick, the mix of cement and polymers is applied using a trowel in multiple layers over a few days. And while a micro-concrete is slim, it’s still long-lasting, tough and water-resistant, and offers a similar look.
Given Andrea’s quest for light, the dark wall colour – Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe – seems a surprising choice at first. ‘They were very keen to add an element of drama to the scheme,’ says Siobhan. ‘Andrea wanted it to be a talking point and felt that uniform white walls would look a little dull.’ The polished concrete floor injects an industrial-style vibe into the space. ‘It’s a great look with a seamless finish, but it was a practical choice, too,’ explains Siobhan. ‘With three kids and all their friends coming in and out, as well as a dog, Andrea wanted a surface that was easy to sweep and mop clean. And the underfloor heating means it isn’t cold underfoot.’Paint in Down Pipe, Farrow & Ball.