The kitchen/dining/family area overlooks the garden to the rear of the plot. The kitchen can be screened off from the rest of the ground floor with sliding birch ply panels. The kitchen comprises of 2 freestanding units from Bulthaup (one with a sink), an American fridge/freezer, a 100cm wide range cooker and a free standing dishwasher. It is a linear kitchen with the dining table occupying the space where one might choose to place an island. We felt that an island would be intrusive in the space and interrupt the flow of space from front courtyard to rear garden.