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Is this kitchen to minimum or just right ???

Roundwood Design
5 years ago
Traveso Champagne handless

Comments (37)

  • Jonathan
    5 years ago
    I suspect this is a clients kitchen, was partly their decision and now installed is not going to change.
    Are you asking the community because you want praise or constructive criticism in order to change something?
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    Roundwood Design
    Original Author
    5 years ago

    Yes this is a clients kitchen, we're just looking looking for some feedback on what people think of this minimal kitchen style

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    Roundwood Design
    Original Author
    5 years ago
    Both. The kitchen is not going to change. The client is very happy.
    Any commutation is welcome it allows us to develop new ideas and keep up to date with the latest trends.
  • Marina
    5 years ago

    I love it.

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  • minnie101
    5 years ago

    I don't mind it and I'm really not a minimalist person in a kitchen at all but do quite like it. Could certainly live with it! Having said that I'm not keen on the size of the ŵall units and I couldn't handle all the sockets so prominently displayed. I also like symmetry so the splashback would annoy me and the sink and hob position! I do think because of the colours used it gives it warmth whereas similar kitchens in other colours can be a little cold IMO

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    Roundwood Design
    Original Author
    5 years ago

    The mirror idea sounds wonderful if i lived there i think i would go with that.

  • Rob
    5 years ago

    I have used it before in my last house (see photo), it was a modern 1980s house so I went with white high gloss white with Iroko tops and Iroko parquet to the floor. There was a great view in the mirror that I wanted to capture and make the room seem bigger. This photo was before the walls were painted.

    Moved now to a Victorian house so went with a totally different look this time around :-)

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    colourhappy
    5 years ago

    Tonally, it looks a little insipid. If you squint at the first image a black square jumps out at you. I looks like it needs a darker colour to give some structure to the scheme. A strip of inky blue along the back would look great, loose the upper small cupboards, they look lost and put up one long oak shelf.

  • headers13
    5 years ago

    I don't like it at all. The plug sockets really stand out & not in a good way. Looks unfinished like it needs tiling or a splash back. I don't like strong colours but this is very insipid.

  • Tani H-S
    5 years ago
    I like it as its clean and contemporary - although I'm not normally a beige kinda gal.

    Only things I don't like are the sockets and that the upstand ends halfway on the wall? Are you still fitting that?

    Personally I would prefer a sink within eye sight of my hob ( so I don't turn around and catch someone with a pan who is passing behind me) but that's just my practical side. Also would have suggested a tambor in the corner to hide all those shelves. We have one and it's great and hides the microwave in that corner with all the plug sockets as well. Depends what the client wanted of course as they might prefer open shelving
  • gardenmay
    5 years ago

    I don't think it helps that the roof light is not central to the room - it affects the entire kitchen which has been planned Central to this. The entire beige thing is quite a strong statement and those black plugs and appliances just don't seem to fit in with that - the upstand also needs to be completed. The wall units look really odd - would look better if none or along full width of wall. Like the unit style though :)

  • Laura
    5 years ago
    It wouldn't be my choice of kitchen, but I do like it. It looks warm, particularly with that beautiful floor.
    As said before, the sockets would get on my nerves and the wall units look lost.
    I looked into having a handless kitchen, but I couldn't open the dishwasher on all the ones I tried.
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    Roundwood Design
    Original Author
    5 years ago

    Probably should have mentioned that the kitchen isn't 100% complete, the quartz upstand is still to be finished and the customer will be adding colour to the back wall when they move in.


  • alant1000
    5 years ago
    I think the wall cabinets at the top look too small and it makes it look at if the client ran out of budget and couldn't complete it. Maybe some shelving to make it look for of a functional rather than an empty space would have been a better idea.
  • Gatos Rojos
    5 years ago

    I agree with alant1000. A full run of those lovely short wall units along the back wall with a concealed cooker hood would add some balance overall.

  • milfordmaid
    5 years ago
    @johnathandb - OUCH!!
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    Roundwood Design
    Original Author
    5 years ago
    Personal tastes are alway different.
    It is also important to give the customers what they ask for sometimes we might not always agree on design.
    Thank you for your opinions it is appreciated.
  • turquoisetree53
    5 years ago

    I think I would kill myself, if I had to look at that cooker hood every day.

  • turquoisetree53
    5 years ago

    Is the cooker hood trying to pretend it is a Telly?!

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    Akiva Projects Ltd
    5 years ago

    Looks pretty good. I couldn't say is too minimum or is just right. It features contemporary style, minimalist is one of the characteristics. It is too neutral colourless but as you said that is down to the client not us designers.

    I like the layout and wooden floor as well. Recently, we have installed the same cooker hood for a client, it gave a nice, sleek finish to the overall look.

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    MERRICK DESIGNS
    5 years ago

    I like the units and floor, the kitchen looks very functional with good storage. However are the wall units hung too high or just too narrow/ small? Perhaps a budget thing. Also not keen on the sockets but what options are there to solve for this that is effectively? I agree on radiator - I like like something which is a more design statement.

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    Openplan Design
    5 years ago

    if the customer loves it then it is a result. only criticism would be that those lift up wall units are placed very high, when flapped open it will be difficult to shut, unless the clients are very tall. 60cm above worktop level is just right. Also i agree on the comments about the sockets and switches. personally i would place nothing on the back wall itself, leaving all fused spurs etc in a designated cabinet. sockets inside the open shelving unit, and on the right hand return wall, with pop up sockets closer to the hob, this will help minimize the wall clutter. On a personal level, i would have preferred a white worktop and oak accents to complement the floor, with a light turquoise glass splash back

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  • crowningfashion
    5 years ago

    The wall units are too high. When using a kitchen the chef needs to be able to reach each shelf in a cupboard. I personally would hate having to go fetch a stool so that I could reach into the cupboard and I'm 5'6. I have also lived with cupboards that were too high and the amount of hassle that they caused and danger by climbing onto a chair with the dog, hubby and friends all in the kitchen was not worth it.

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    Amber Jeavons Ltd
    5 years ago
    last modified: 5 years ago

    Hello Roundwood, It's very nicely made the colours work beautifully with the flooring too, did you do this too? Of course if something has been specified by the client it is the clients wish.. Although with some decisions a professional eye could interject to explain a better solution for aesthetic benefit but having said that, it is up to the client to take the suggestions on board....

    It has been suggested that the top wall cabinets are too small.. it would look better if they continued along the wall end to end- it would indeed give a more cohesive and streamlined finish in line with the bottom cabinets.

    I don't personally like the cooker hood or electric hob. I think though if you boxed in the extraction pipe and paint the colour of the wall.... It would enhance the appearance of it.. I have a strong preferential for chrome free standing ranges and hoods of particular styles, but that aside..

    The base cabinets are really nice with the exception that the small panel along the back wall should continue all the way along. I like these actually for marble, granite, other stone, wood or concrete.. I think they are a sleek alternative to tiling or splash backs in coloured glass which I do not like at all.

    The sockets are not that nice. I like polished chrome or nickel and very flat with a gr8 deal of thought taken as to their placement, they have to be equidistant.. Anything electrical fuse type.. ie for oven etc should be wired and sockets placed behind cabinets with a cutout to access rear of wall and socket.

    The work is very nicely done and the choice of cabinets too.. The colours and the use of matt paint is also lovely and fashionable.. The island too could have been worked to include a wine fridge and the red storage flat on rather than added on to the side.. I also do not like the rounded edge. Something square or rectangular would have suited the overall appearance..

    One thing that really spoils the look are those spotlights under the top cabinets.. Something linear and possibly invisible would have been a thought.. They are also not in line but the one to the left is above the socket..

    Also it would be nice to have the back wall painted a darker mushroom colour.. Otherwise it is very nicely done.. I am glad though to see I am not the only nitpicker here! : ) ) I am quite possibly the worst when it comes to small details and finishes, I have very beady eyes! But really it's a few minor things.. I really like the design of the cabinets and the colour : ) )

  • maddiemo
    5 years ago
    It's a great blank canvas to either leave or add to depending on your taste. My only criticism is there's no tiling or splash backs to protect the walls around the preparation and cooking areas
  • Zedx
    5 years ago

    I like the style of the units but the colour not at all . It is probably an expensive kitchen but the colour makes it look cheap . There are no kitchen accessories in it which may improve the look plug sockets look ugly we have just fitted a similar kitchen made by a local carpenter and it looks great

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    Hampstead Design Hub
    5 years ago

    Hi there! The client is always right even when hi is not!) You did very good job. They will place some staff in to the kitchen and it's will look different.

  • Zedx
    5 years ago

    No help from any designer just Houzz website and 25 beautiful kitchen magazine. Plus walking through how I use the kitchen with friend who trained as a chef.

  • paddyart
    5 years ago

    to bland for me and the rear wall looks like a cheap tv media centre

  • wendy Anderson
    5 years ago

    Too beige for my taste but obviously the client liked this. In terms of cabinet type and layout - beautiful

  • honeypoppet
    5 years ago

    Love the kitchen cabinets, design etx...but really some other colour is needed.....a really dark blue would look very nice

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    Ensign Accessories
    5 years ago

    Anyone who loves clean and tidy would die for this kitchen. Unfortunately most of us could not keep it that tidy, but oh to dream.


  • kazza_hayward
    5 years ago

    My kitchen is cream so I love the colour of this one but where's all the homely touches? it looks like someone's just moved out. Needs 'cosying up'!

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    Ensign Accessories
    5 years ago

    And I love the extractor fan - only because it is exactly the same as we have. What amazes me is the Marmite effect this kitchen has had, but it has been done for a client, and it is very rare to get 3 people to agree, let alone the community of Houzz.

  • embletoni
    4 years ago

    Love the style, but not the execution. The shape of the island, the wall units that look ridiculous and the dominating cooker hood all jar, in my opinion. It looks cheap and I'm not overly keen on the colour.

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    Bryson Kitchens and Bedrooms
    4 years ago

    It looks very good James. Even though as you say it was a clients design build, it works fine. Once the Island has stools it will fill it out better. Has that naked look at the moment. The position of the wine rack might cause issues but overall it looks like a really clean and fresh kitchen. Plenty of natural light and the colours compliment each other. The extractor is a nice feature too. Everyone has different opinions as I see on here but if the client is happy with it then job done. Looks really well fitted too.....well done :)

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