From the designers: Stage two of their planned renovations includes the enclosure of the adjoining patio to become the dining and family room so this gave licence to merging the existing kitchen and meals into one space that would provide a new space that was free from clutter, create a flow and balance in their daily lives.
Every family needs an effective space in the hub of the home as it creates harmony and can help them operate more efficiently as a family. In this design I have made moving between tasks effortless. From the conception of what will be served for dinner, which is researched via the designated cookbook storage or via the Smart TV, to selecting the ingredients from the pantry, preparation on the island, cooking then delivery. The flow created in this design is simple yet effective.
This tech savvy family needed to incorporate their Smart Television into the design. They use their iphones to drive the TV and use it to find the latest recipes, watch morning or afternoon television, share photographs from their day and catch on current affairs. The television needed to be in a position that could be easily seen from all areas of the kitchen but not the main feature of the space. So embedding it in the end wall made it visible yet invisible to those entering the kitchen.
Even though this is the home of a young family, the seamless caesarstone clad island provides an element of sophistication to space. It provides a strong core to the design and helps encourage flow and simplicity to the user of the space and throughout the space.
The granite table top featured at the end of the island was selected by the clients and provides an informal zone for the family to dine and catch up. The top is supported by one mirror finished square post. This mirrored finish gives the illusion that the top is “floating” and keeps the space light and free flowing. The chairs, I selected to compliment this built in table, also aid in this illusion and do not detract from the lighting under the top and the beauty of the granite.