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Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in London with a belfast sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood worktops, grey splashback, metro tiled splashback and an island. —  Houzz
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zabianelliottzabianelliott wrote:20 March 2015
  • annacshort
    6 years ago

    Hello can anyone tell me where the countertop is from please?

  • thebeakking
    6 years ago

    Hi, can you please tell me what flooring this is? Thanks

tanyamarksTanya Marks wrote:5 April 2015
hilzie99Hilz wrote:30 September 2019
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    Granit Architects + Interiors
    2 years ago

    We normally allow a side window or rooflight that can be opened to allow for purge ventilation, but if this is not possible, then Id reccomend doors that can be locked in an open position, allowing a 5-10 cam gap, enough to allow for some ventilation, but small enough so not a security issue.

kashbaakashbaa wrote:9 September 2016
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    5 years ago

    Hi Kashbaa,

    These aren't bifold doors they are aluminium sliding doors. This particular system has 83mm sightlines and we have manufactured, supplied and installed them across a wide range of projects across the country including these below:

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andrea14jacksonAndrea Jackson wrote:21 September 2015
    julescyrusjulescyrus wrote:10 June 2015
      chrxtinachrxtina wrote:15 March 2015

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Amanda Pollard added this to Which Projects Will Add Value to My Home?29 January 2019

        Focus on the kitchen“The kitchen is one of the most important rooms people take into account when house-hunting, and it could make or break a sale,” Louise says. “A well-designed, functional kitchen has huge appeal.“Whether your kitchen is large or small, it’s really important to think about the design to ensure you maximise the space you have,” she says. “Good-quality, integrated appliances are also important. They don’t necessarily need to be high-end brands, but they do need to work well. “There are lots of clever storage solutions available to suit smaller spaces,” she adds, “as well as smaller appliances, such as half-size dishwashers.”Zoe agrees that you don’t need to spend a fortune. “It depends on the value of the house as to how much to spend. You can’t guarantee your buyer will like [your taste], so keep it neutral. A plain kitchen with nice handles, solid work surfaces and an under-mounted sink looks fabulous.”“Open-plan kitchens with family space that opens out onto the garden are very popular,” Liz adds.

        Carolyn Parker Interior Design Ltd. added this to 10 Questions to Ask an Interior Designer Before You Hire Them29 February 2016

        Will you design other buildings within the project, such as a summerhouse?Often projects go beyond just the home, and your designer can assist you with the look of any outbuildings or offices. Some designers prefer to keep this arrangement casual, but it’s best to include it in the Scope of Work from the very beginning. That way, you avoid causing any ill feelings with your designer by suddenly adding something to the brief that wasn’t taken into consideration when they put their fee proposal together.A good brief and a full and open discussion about what the job entails is the best way for your designer to work out a fair fee.

        LWK London Kitchens added this to Kitchen Planning: How to Make Your Galley Kitchen Layout Work Better16 September 2015

        Assess your spaceThough galley kitchens work best in small spaces, they can also be good for medium-sized kitchens, too, as in the one pictured above. However, be aware that if the opposing runs are set too far apart, the kitchen will lose its efficiency, becoming a hindrance rather than a help (the kitchen above gets it right). Be aware that while ideal on a professional level, galley layouts are usually enclosed without the space for a dining area. This means that if there’s no possibility of opening up the space, it’s potentially not the most sociable of arrangements. On the flipside, a galley layout in an open-plan space can provide the best of both worlds (read on for details about galley kitchens with islands).

        Andrea Von added this to Lifestyle: 13 Things You Should Know Before Buying a House12 August 2015

        Consider the property’s orientation‘Look at the light and observe which way the key rooms face. This is one thing you can never change and I think it’s so important! A south-facing kitchen and garden are such a joy. Consider other buildings/trees around, and what shade they will cast on your house and the garden. Look at it on both gloomy and sunny days. Also check how the garden is accessed from the house – level access from the kitchen is the best option in my opinion.’ katypercy

        Cathy Rebecca added this to Ask an Expert: What Do I Need to Know About MEP Before I Build?16 March 2015

        Plan aheadThe most common cause of problems arising during the build is inadequate planning. Without proper discussion, presumptions can be made, and if you haven’t even talked about these things with a builder let alone documented them, it’s easy for mistakes to be made.Mistakes result in extra time for the builder, extra cost to the client, and probably not the best finish. A good builder knows that true quality and a beautiful finish can only be achieved with almost clinically perfect planning. This must include a full MEP specification.

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        Leighton Okada added this to Kathy Home Remodel11 May 2022

        Clean white, wood, sliding doors, sky light

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