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Kitchen fit for a masterchef

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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What are the elements that constitute the perfect kitchen? Functionality, ease of navigation, and loaded with the latest and best design features? For us, these are just a few of the things that spring to mind. In the following project, we are privileged to tour through the new kitchen extension of a home by Kitchen Architecture. Titled Pure Elegance, the name really does it justice. Inside, you'll find a mix of stunning material textures, access to natural light, well integrated appliances and the biggest bonus—a stunning garden that possesses a wonderful relationship with the indoor space. Take a look…

Old meets new

From the outside, you can see how wonderfully the new kitchen extension has been integrated into the existing home. The period, pale brown bricks feel hardly disturbed even though a modern glass box has been attached to the rear. We absolutely love the obvious contrast as it is a wonderful example of how it is possible to merge two totally different styles together to great effect. 

Endless views

From this angle, we see a wonderful view of the new kitchen looking outwards into the garden. The line of sight created by the designers is really something special; the horizontal nature draws the eye directly from the start of the island to the garden outside.

It's in the details

Here, we are treated to close up view of the stunning marble kitchen worktop. The fine grey grain complements the largely white colour scheme perfectly, providing a subtle extra dimension to this already wonderful space. Marble is an exceptional choice for a kitchen as it is not only visually stunning, but durable and long wearing, too. 


We can see the interesting angles and shadows projected by the skylight in this image. We can also see a casual dining area that is directly attached to the kitchen island. Cleverly, the distinction between the two surfaces has been made via a difference in material—the marble denotes the space for kitchen preparation, whereas the stunning pale polished timber shows us that this is the place to enjoy food! In addition, a set of four bar stools finishes the sleek, Scandinavian feeling exhibited in the room. 

Bathed in light

It may not have been completely obvious in the previous images, but the skylight takes up quite a large portion of the ceiling, allowing the space to be totally flooded by natural light from many different directions. If you pictured it without, you'd realise just how much of a difference it makes to the internal ambience. You can also see the relationship between the kitchen benchtop and eating area (as mentioned above) in better detail. There's also one fine detail popping out in the background, a state of the art wine cooler with climate control technology!

To see another exciting project from Kitchen Architecture, click here.

What is your favourite aspect of this rear kitchen extension? Let us know in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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