Sussex New BuildContemporary Kitchen, London
Paul Craig ©Paul Craig 2014 All Rights Reserved. Architect: Charles Barclay Architects
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Utilise a teeny-weeny gap…Once you’ve planned your kitchen to perfection with a configuration of cupboards and drawers, you might still be left with an awkward gap to fill. Make the most of leftover crevices by using them for storage. The corner niche here is the ideal slot for chopping boards and trays, which can be whipped out when needed.
Source a striking sinkDraw attention to your sink by going for something dramatic. Copper and marble are luxury options, or choose a metal sink, but in a deep tone that contrasts with a pale kitchen scheme, as seen in this beautiful new-build property in Sussex.
The MDF kitchen units were spray-lacquered by Paintworks and the work surface is Corian. There’s also a larder (out of shot).Kitchen units, Howdens. Grohe Starlight tapware; Siemens appliances, all Hyde Park Bathrooms & Kitchens.
Worktop maximiser No 2A well-designed floating shelf or extended windowsill will act perfectly as extra worktop; try a 250mm-deep shelf about 160mm to 180mm above the worktop to allow you to rest an average dinner plate or saucepan comfortably on it. In this kitchen, the owners have made use of both the space adjacent to the extractor hood and the top of the wall separating the space from the living area in this way.
Do a disappearing actOpen shelves can blend beautifully into a sleek, minimal kitchen, so long as you line them with items that match the room’s scheme. Here, a simple white kitchen contains white shelves with white and clear-glass pieces on them. These objects bring some ghostly shape and form to the space, but also seem to melt into their surroundings for a very subtle look.See more cool, contemporary white kitchensTELL US…We’d love to see photos of your kitchen shelves in the Comments below.