Kitchens don't have to be large to be functional and beautiful. Earlier this year we installed a kitchen in Islington which, although was doubling in its original size, was still only approximately 7 square metres.
In a small space it's important not to mix and match too many different finishes, colours or textures so we used a very limited neutral palette throughout the whole area choosing a pale colour scheme to ensure the kitchen remained as light and as spacious as possible.
This is a contemporary style kitchen with all cupboard carcassses, open shelves and vertical shelf dividers in oak veneered blockboard, base doors in a very pale Farrow and Ball blue and the wall cupboards with white edged frosted glass sliding doors. There is a strong minimalist look with clean lines, neat appliances and clever use of space.
The worktop is a thin Silestone White Platinum with a pencil round edge profile with a glass splash back panel painted in Farrow and Ball All White to match the walls. All appliances are Miele with an Insinkerator, Quooker boiling hot water tap and Kohler stainless steel undermounted sinks.
The wet area was tucked away towards the back of the room leaving the front area free for the more sociable side of kitchen.
A long bespoke shoe cupboard doubled up as a heater by the front door and was made in a style in-keeping with the kitchen units to bring unity and harmony to the scheme, evident from the moment you enter the house.
Below are some snaps.