Comprising part of an extension to a Victorian semi-detached family house in Teddington, Jo Johal, managing director at Vogue Kitchens was commissioned to design a clean, sharp and luxurious contemporary monochrome open plan kitchen that answers the needs of the owners that love to cook and entertain. The other part of the extension comprises a separate formal dining room with an internal door leading to it. The extension leads directly to the paved patio and lawned garden and both rooms feature a wall of sliding panelled glass doors that open directly to the outside space.
The rectangular layout of the room meant that the elongated kitchen island would form a long run down the centre of the kitchen, with the cabinetry and appliances behind. Because of the glass doors and additional ceiling lanterns, the kitchen is filled with natural light during the day and it further features a white smoked glass window directly behind the sink run, which is also light-reflective. By combining pure white walls and ceilings with pure white worksurfaces and anthracite cabinetry, the result is dramatic and visually stunning.
The tall cabinetry and island door and drawer fronts are in a laminate gloss finish by premium German brand, Leicht, and are featured in Anthracite colourway. The island incorporates storage drawers for cutlery and spices together with further cupboards for crockery, glasses and pans. The quartz composite worktop for the sink run, the island and end panels is in Pure White by Diresco. At one end of the kitchen island, Jo has designed an extended informal dining area, continuing the use of the 50mm deep quartz composite. To separate the social space from the cooking area is a specially designed ice box Champagne and wine cooler, also in quartz composite and in Glacier White by Diresco.
Housed on either side of the sink run are floor to ceiling cabinets and to the right are cupboards for dry storage surrounding a bank of ovens at the ideal ergonomic height for the owners. These consist of a side-by-side compact Combination Microwave and Compact Steam Oven situated directly above two 60cm single multifunction pyrolytic ovens and beneath those are two 29cm warming drawers, all by Miele. To the left of the sink run is a wall of integrated cooling appliances, all by Gaggenau. These consist of a tall larder fridge, and a tall freezer with ice and water dispenser both on either side of a tall wine storage unit with glass front and LED lighting.
Flush mounted within the surface of the kitchen island is a 93cm Miele PowerFlex Induction hob and directly above, installed in a specially constructed false ceiling is a Miele 110cm Ceiling Hood with LED Lighting panels. Both of these appliances feature Miele’s Con@ectivity 2.0 technology, which enables the hob and hood to communicate with each other so that the hood can automatically adjust to the correct fan setting.
Integrated within the surface of the sink run is a Franke Kubus Undermount sink with a Quooker Nordic Square Twin Boiling Water Tap. Directly beneath is storage for bins and utility products together with an integrated 60cm Dishwasher by Siemens.