Kitchen. Monday , September 25th , 2017 - 16:40:32 PM
In terms of decor, the couple chose simple Shaker-style units in an easy-going grey, to keep the look light and fresh. And the owners now have the island they had always wanted. ‘We didn’t hold back on size,’ they say. ‘The island is big enough to have our fridge, freezer and dishwasher built in, plus a cupboard for the recycling, so it’s a multifunctional cook’s zone.’ To the right is a counter-top cupboard that holds everything the family need for speedy breakfasts in the morning.
We wanted the walls to be free of units, so shelving was the perfect alternative,’ say the couple. ‘It also lets us put colourful bits and bobs on display. Deep, load-bearing drawers were included to hold cookware and tableware. ‘They’re easier to access than cupboards and help keep the kitchen tidy,’ say the owners.
After hiring an architect, the pair made a start on the renovations. The biggest challenge was how to reconfigure the middle of the house. ‘The wall between the front living room and the dining room had been removed by the previous owners, so we reinstated it to create a “grown-up” lounge,’ say the couple. ‘We then allocated the darkest space for a downstairs cloakroom and storage.
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