This kitchen space afforded two straight walls opposite each other. The challenge was to design a kitchen with interesting materials, facilitating light and not closing in the space. The client also requested practicality, in form of bench space, storage and appliance position.
Impala designed a kitchen which allows light, affords ample storage and enables enough room for food preparation. Along one side of the kitchen space, glass blocks were used to allow natural light to filter into the area. A single bowl sink was installed to allow more bench space. A stone cove was built along the underside of the glass bricks to allow for items to be placed within easy reach when preparing meals. This cove is deep enough to fit small appliances, so they may be used and not consume bench space. Timber veneer overhead cabinets above the glass bricks are shallower than those above to allow for storage but not to block in the space.
Along the opposite wall, Impala recommended tall cabinets along the entire length, which provide storage and house a wall oven and microwave.
Colours selected add interest to the kitchen space, black gloss polyurethane along the tall joinery and metallic silver with timber veneer on the opposite wall. An opulent stone bench top using Calcutta marble ties both colour schemes together. The result is a stunning kitchen with a practical design in a difficult space.