Our client was converting an old barn and out buildings into their new home. Whilst the exterior retained many of its original features, the new interior was to be a contemporary open plan living/entertaining space with adjoining sitting room.
The kitchen space was open to a vaulted ceiling. This can often lead to the kitchen looking lost in the extra height of the roofline.
We surrounded the tall cabinets with a “goalpost” design feature which we highlighted in our clients’ favourite colour. This added height and solidity to the kitchen.
The arrangement of tall cabinets, central island and feature fireplace in the living room, were all positioned in line with the hip of the roofline.
The Corian island work surface had waterfall ends which mirrored the feature surrounding the tall cabinets.
Due to the vaulted ceiling, we were unable to use a conventional ceiling mounted extractor, so a stunning downdraft extractor was used. This needed to be considered well in advance of any building work starting, in order to accommodate the necessary floor ducting. I always advise engaging a kitchen designer prior to a builder beginning work.
A sliding glass room divide was used to separate the kitchen and sitting room when required, whilst still retaining the airy sense of space of a fully open plan room.