With flat and house spaces getting smaller and tighter, we unfortunately start to sacrifice space in certain rooms. For some, a bigger bedroom or bathroom is important. For others, a large living area is essential.
We owe it to legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, that kitchens since the beginning of the 20th century are no longer viewed as purely a work space, but as an integrated part of living. These multifunctional spaces, made popular by island benches in open plan areas, have ensured that kitchens are increasingly becoming the centre of life and the heart of every living space, regardless if it's in a small flat or luxury villa.
It's necessary that the function of a kitchen can keep up with the ever-increasing demands of modern life. One possible approach to fill this void is this exciting concept of Studio Andree Weissert.
Let's take a closer look…
A Berlin family commissioned this kitchen to have a furniture-like quality, so that it can be integrated into their living room without looking like a traditional kitchen.
Part of their quest was to create an experience that is both function and beautiful. Our expert Andre Weissert has created just that!
In addition to the oversized sinks, there are two wooden planks that can be moved as needed. They are multipurpose; they have the ability to be used as a cutting board or as a drip tray for fruit and vegetables.
Nothing in this kitchen workspace is unnecessary and, due to its usability, it feels much less constricting than you would think. There's also a light bar underneath the spice rack to ensure you always have ample kitchen lighting.
Under the kitchenette, four small roll trays are integrated. These not only provide space for rubbish and dishes, but can be conveniently be moved back-to-front and side-to-side.
In this instance, you won't have to worry about digging through drawers to find the item you need at the very back; as you will always have everything on view. As a result, all kitchen utensils are hidden, which makes for a permanently tidy space.
The kitchen consists mainly of multiplex panels that were cut and painted by hand. As a trained carpenter, Andre Weissert, who describes himself as a professional hobbyist, combined his architectural studies with years of professional experience as a craftsman.
With his studio focusing on architecture, space planning and furniture design, he has combined enviable experience into a wealth of knowledge.
To bystanders, this piece would cause much confusion. The side block can be adapted wonderfully in spontaneous situations.
What do you do if you suddenly get a visitor and there's not enough room at your dining table? The solution's in the next photo…
The front part of the block can be pulled out to become the exact same height, and an extendable version of your dining table.
Not only can you pull the table out to create more space or storage, but you can rest the toaster or the coffee machine at the table, which is the perfect foundation for an extensive Sunday brunch!
Hungry for more kitchen ideas? Then check out: 25 Colourful British Kitchens To Spice Up Your Life.