St James' DriveContemporary Kitchen, London
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Consider the structureLeena points out that both the size and design of your extension can impact on structural costs. “If you’re building a large or long extension, you may require much larger steel beams to provide the necessary support. The larger the beams get, the larger the costs,” she says.“Speak with your designer or structural engineer to see whether there’s a solution that uses shorter steels, or doesn’t require as many,” she advises. “You can keep this in mind right from the get-go when designing your new space.”
Control your internal and external lighting togetherA keypad, smartphone or tablet can be programmed to control any circuit on your lighting system, so make the most of your garden lighting, too. Pick out specific features, create a welcoming scene for when you return home and set up your lighting to automatically turn on when it senses your car coming into the drive.
Stack all your cooking appliances vertically…Stacking all of your cooking appliances on top of each other in a floor-to-ceiling unit helps to maximise the available worktop space in a kitchen. The single tower of units here means there’s plenty of prep and serving space alongside the ovens and on the island unit in front of them.
Create a lighting scheme It might seem inauthentic to plan a careful lighting scheme for your accidentally awesome industrial-inspired space, but it’s crucial to have effective task and ambient lighting in your kitchen and dining room. Think about where the dining table will go and whether you can accommodate oversized factory-style pendants. Alternatively, beautiful bare filament bulbs with fabric flex can also make a utilitarian statement.