The combination of neutral aesthetics and natural materials transformed this kitchen into a bright and clean space.
YEAR 2020 | SIZE 35m2 | CLIENT Louise
A bright and clean room with a big amount of storage capacity was the main purpose of this kitchen renovation. They also wanted a design that would make easy to maintain the room tidy at all times.
The owners were extending their property into the garden, allowing more space for the kitchen, dining area and living room. They wanted to elevate these rooms and to adapt them completely to their needs and tastes.
Besides creating a clean space with lots of storage, it was important for the owners to have a big dining table for at least 6 people, a breakfast area, a place to display their cooking books and some greenery or big plants.
When we started to develop the concept of the kitchen design, we put together the ideas that we discussed with the clients. Regarding style, they preferred Nordic and contemporary aesthetics. At the same time, they wanted to integrate some Japanese influences into the design.
“The concept is an essential part of the design process, where the ideas and tastes of the client are mixed with our experience.”
In addition to that, we began to think ways to maximise the storage capacity of the room. What would be the best layout for the kitchen renovation and what kind of furniture would work better in that space were the kind of questions we were asking ourselves.
Having the brief as the foundation of the design, we created a mood board showing the feeling and mood that we wanted to outline for the kitchen renovation. Light grey floors and surfaces, combined with wood and white cabinets were the initial ideas. Adding contrast with black details integrated into the design was in our minds too.
We thought about a combination of wood textures, white materials and light grey accents. The idea was to generate a natural spirit and a calm environment easy to maintain. Thinking about the practical view of achieving this, we wanted to develop a room that was easy to clean and keep tidy all the time.
With the kitchen renovation, we wanted to achieve a beautiful, practical room with a great amount of storage capacity, and space to host at least 6 people in a dining table. The proposed handless units create the sense of a lighter and cleaner look. Besides, the neutral colour scheme, combining wood textures, with white cabinets and grey nuances, makes the room feel bigger and even brighter.
The new kitchen island increased the quantity of storage and surface capacity, at the same time that the breakfast bar added a new seating area in this room.
We didn’t change the original layout of the kitchen because it was optimal for that space. However, we increased the number of units and added a new island and dining area due to the extension. We also designed a utility room in another area of the property, so the kitchen didn’t have to include the washing machine and dryer, gaining even more space for kitchen storage.
To display the cooking books, we thought about a bespoke bookcase aligned with the high units, that works as the centrepiece of the dining area as well. This bookcase is made with the same wood as the wall units and breakfast bar, to create continuity between the different elements of the room.
“It is important to create a story of continuity, selecting the right materials and integrating them in the proper way.”
Before selecting the final design, we studied different colour schemes combinations and solutions. With 3D images, our clients can visualise exactly how the design would look in their properties. This is very useful to try different ideas, colours, furniture, and materials, even before starting the building works.
For this kitchen renovation, we explored different alternatives and colour combinations having into account our client’s feedback. Visualising the kitchen in different ways, we were making sure that the final design was the perfect solution for our clients and their space.
What our clients say about us
“I contacted The White Interior because I wanted to get different design ideas and visualise how my interiors were going to look after the renovation. It was really useful to discuss with Tania the alternatives and to explore the design in detail.”
Louise, owner of this property and client of The White Interior