This was an irregular shaped room which has two windows, two doors and so hardly any usable wall space. Despite this our client wanted a functional kitchen with maximum storage, in which she could house her dresser but also include a Falcon range cooker and seating area. Standard size units just wouldn’t fit. Not only did we make angled cupboards with full length ‘piano hinge’ doors to allow access right into every corner of the room, but we kept the units full depth where necessary to surround the cooker or house the sink, but then made the other runs of units shallower, to ensure the centre of the kitchen was a usable space.
The peninsular unit directs the flow of traffic straight through the kitchen and towards the backdoor without disturbing the main cooking area. The end of the peninsular was then curved round to provide a breakfast bar which can sit three adults safely away from both the cooker and the main thoroughfare. Finally the original dresser which had provided the inspiration for the design of the kitchen was stripped, repaired, re-painted and given a new granite top.