The brief from the client was to create a sociable kitchen, combining the old kitchen with a separate dining room, creating a space for both cooking and entertaining, offering the perfect backdrop for relaxed living, particularly as the client enjoyed cooking and chatting at the same time. Getting the format right, however, was not as simple as just providing a table and chairs. Logistical, this meant removing what is essence was the back wall of the house. The services of a structural engineer were involved as well as a party wall surveyor, as being a terraced house work impacted on the adjoining property. The rooms being relatively long and narrow deemed a galley type kitchen, but an island was created to break up a continuos run of units, and also to provide, both extra work surface but also a space for guests to sit and chat whilst the host was at work, (and out of the way.
Showing new kitchen layout and new pitched roof, plus decorative lighting
The structural column is disguised behind and incorporated into the work surface and kitchen cabinetry.