As part of a rear extension to a 20th Century Art Deco property in Middlesex, this minimalist open plan kitchen was designed by Jo Johal, managing director of Vogue Kitchens using furniture by German brand, Leicht.
Designed as a room in which to cook and entertain, the handleless kitchen maximises space and minimises clutter. Leading directly to an extensive garden via a wall of bi-fold doors that run the entire length of the kitchen which features Carbon Grey matt lacquered tall door fronts with and Platinum White laminate door and drawer fronts for the kitchen island.
Carbon grey-fronted storage abounds in this kitchen which features floor to ceiling cabinetry including a full-size contemporary pantry, further cupboards with pull out units and shelving together with a tall Le Mans corner unit to house an array of pans. Housed within is a fully integrated Liebherr Fridge and Freezer. Facing the garden the run of cabinetry continues with more storage units that surround a bank of Miele ovens – two 60cm multifunction pyrolytic ovens side-by-side topped by, a 45cm steam oven and a 45cm microwave.
A five metre by three metre kitchen island faces out to the garden and incorporates a wet area for food preparation at one end, surface cooking on a Miele 80cm induction hob take place at the centre and informal dining takes place at the other as the Quartzform worktop features an extended overhang with bar stools beneath. Within the undercounter cabinetry is a Miele 60cm Dishwasher and a Caple 60cm 2-Zone Wine Cooler. Directly above is a Gutmann Claro integrated Ceiling Extractor.
Behind the island is a further tall cupboard in carbon grey with pocket doors. By day, when closed, this forms a continuation of the run of cabinetry on the other side of the kitchen door. By night, when the pocket doors are folded back into recesses, an entire full-size backlit glass-backed bar area is revealed, with glass shelves and pull-out drawers beneath.