As part of an extension to a 1930’s family house in North-West London, Vogue Kitchens was briefed to create a stylish understated handleless contemporary kitchen, yet with a plethora of clever internal storage options to keep it completely clutter-free. The extended area to the back of the property has an internal semi-partition wall part separates the kitchen and living space, while there is an open walk-through to either room. An entire wall of panel doors lead to the garden from both rooms and can be opened fully on either side to bring the outdoors in.
The kitchen also features subtle adjustable LED spotlights in the ceiling to provide bright light, while further LED strip lighting was installed above the cabinetry to be a feature at night, and when entertaining.
For colour, the clients were keen for the kitchen to have a monochrome effect for the kitchen, to complement the grey tones used for their living and dining space. They wanted the cabinetry and the worktops to be in a very flat matt finish, and a special matt lacquer from Leicht was used to create this effect. Leicht Carbon Grey was used for the tall cabinetry, while a much paler Merino colourway was used for contrast on the long kitchen island. For all
surfaces, a quartz composite Unistone worktop was featured in Bianco colourway, which was also used for the end panels. Specially designed to the clients’ requirements, one end of the
kitchen island features a cut out recess to accommodate a Leicht bespoke small square freestanding table with a top in Oak Smoke Silver laminate together with clients’own seating
for informal dining. Directly above is pendant lighting by Tom Dixon, which features three non-uniform pendants to break up the linear conformity of the room.
Installed within the facing side of the island is a Caple two-zone undercounter wine cabinet and centrally situated within the worksurface is a Siemens 60cm induction hob alongside a 30cm domino gas wok to accommodate all surface cooking requirements. Directly above is a
90cm fully integrated ceiling extractor by Falmec. Housed within the tall cabinetry are two 60cm Siemens multifunction ovens which are installed one above the other and also enclosed behind cabinetry doors are a Liebherr larder fridge and tall freezer.
To contrast with all the matt cabinetry in the room, and to draw the eye, a granite splashback in Cosmic Black Leather was installed behind the wet area, which faces the internal aspect of the kitchen island. The wet area also comprises cabinetry for utilities and a Siemens 60cm integrated dishwasher, while within the the worksurface is a Blanco undermount sink and Quooker Flex 3-in-1 Boiling Water Tap.