Clapham KitchenContemporary Kitchen, London
Interior designer Cochrane Design
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Play the long gameTo really fill the space, find an extra-long pendant light – it will act as a work of art as well as a light source. Be sure to check with your builder that the ceiling can take the weight first, though, as a light of this size is likely to be heavy.
Pivot doorsPivoting doors that turn 90 degrees to connect the interior to the garden make a stylish alternative to bifold or sliding doors. ‘Pivoting doors give you a slim surrounding frame and can be designed for large openings,’ says Clayton. ‘However, as the doors sit above the finished floor level, they don’t have as high a resistance to water and wind as typical French or sliding doors, so they aren’t suitable for very exposed areas.’ Clayton suggests thinking about how you intend to use your pivot doors. ‘Minimal pivoting doors give you a great sleek finish, but they’re not suitable for high-traffic areas due to their minimal framing,’ she says. ‘They should be thought of as large, attractive windows that can be opened and used as a door when required.’