Designer White Kitchen

Having last worked with this longstanding client about eight years previously, designing and installing a kitchen in their Chelsea Harbour home, we were very happy recently when they contacted us again: this time to submit a design for their new pied-a-terre apartment in West London. It is always a pleasure to work with this client because they have a very keen sense of style and taste, and we communicate very well, Naturally, we were delighted to get the commission.

This kitchen opens out into a sitting room flooded with natural light, so the brief was to keep everything bright and classic. This kitchen had to make a statement, without overwhelming the elegant furniture and decoration.

We spent some time in consultation together with the client, deciding which colour scheme would work best for this project; in the end we opted for grey and white. The lower units are Hacker-Systemat high gloss grey lacquer with the upper units in high gloss white. A two-tone look can be tricky to get right, but we are more than confident we got it right with this kitchen. The different colours move the kitchen design up a notch, without creating too much of a contrast.

One issue was the requirement to have separate and concealed washing machine and tumble dryer. Fully integrated tumble dryers are unavailable, so we opted for a normal condenser dryer concealed behind a furniture door and mounted above the integrated washing machine. The end result looks like a normal tall unit, perfectly positioned to the left of an identical looking tall fridge freezer unit. We decided upon Designer White Corian to match the white of the furniture, and also designed it at a reduced thickness to add some extra drama with a crisp, sharp edge-profile. The Corian also folded down to the floor to provide an elegant solution to the right-hand parameter of the kitchen.

The handle-less design is accentuated with LED lights dramatically set just beneath the worktops, balanced with corresponding lights in the ceiling which trace the footprint of the kitchen. An elegant glass and chrome table provides seating for two, and fits seamlessly into the design.

Clear mirrored glass was introduced onto the walls with bonded glass shelves either side of the featured extractor; this injected a drinks cabinet vibe, and a striking focus to the symmetry of the design. The mirror glass also gives added depth to the room, adding glamour and sparkle to a very smart kitchen, in a very smart apartment.