Designing a kitchen along one wall always poses some challenges for the kitchen designer. In this kitchen, Impala needed to incorporate a sink, cooktop, oven and small appliance area in the one run of cabinetry. The brief also required preparation area and storage !
Key to meeting the brief were several important design features :
Building a storage area with sliding glass doors along the length of the joinery – allows for maximum storage in the space at hand.
Impala designed a kitchen with a single sink to free up bench space and built a draining rack in the wall. This enables the client to wash dishes and stack wet dishes away in the cabinet behind by sliding the glass doors. The dishes dry inside the cabinet and are stored in the same place, reducing double-handling and saving space. A stainless steel tray underneath the drying rack can be removed for cleaning.
Installing overhead cabinets along the length of the joinery allows for the best storage solution without over-powering the room with large pantry cabinets. Using overhead cabinets also afforded the opportunity to incorporate lights under these cabinets which was important as natural light was sparse.
Colours were important to our client who wished to match the green hue on her walls with the glass sliding doors to give the appearance of a seamless wall. A chocolate brown laminate was selected in keeping with the home’s retro decor and its’ 1970’s style