Leicht Carbon Grey and Concrete Kitchen, Richmond
LEICHT Handleless cabinetry in Carbon Grey and Concrete. Stylish white worktop and outstanding appliances, including the Bora Basic cooktop.
Kitchen Furniture: LEICHT Handleless Carbon Grey and Concrete Fronts
Worktops: Caesarstone Collection in Organic White
Splashback: Caeserstone Collection in Organic White (same as worktop)
Sink: Franke Stainless Steel Single Bowls undermounted
Tap: Franke Arena Pull-Out Spray Mixer tap
Bora Basic Cooktop (with integrated extractor)
Caple Stainless-Steel Glass Door with 2 Zones Wine Cooler
Leicht LED Integrated Lighting
Disguised Tall Unit leading to utility room
Kitchen Designer: Vahid Samyani
Dark kitchens can look incredibly stylish and sophisticated and this one doesn’t disappoint. These beautiful dark fronts in Carbon Grey and Concrete, set the tone for this modern-day kitchen. Combined with all the other different elements, they create a space that celebrates the pleasures of cooking, serving, sharing and family living. It has to be said that there is something very powerful and dramatic about dark fronts which, as opposed to making the kitchen shadowy and gloomy, actually act by adding a spot of colour and sophistication to the whole room. That’s what sets this kitchen apart. The tall units in this rich shade of grey, paired up with the industrial-chic concrete fronts from the island and the wall units work in perfect harmony and beautifully contrast with the worktop surfaces in crispy white. The tall units have numerous functions. They provide spacious and plentiful storage; They accommodate the Siemens appliances, such as the built-in ovens and the fully integrated fridge and freezer; Finally, they cleverly conceal an opening leading to the utility room. The dark units not only bring up a dazzling overall effect, but also elegantly call attention to another surprising detail: the striking island. This generous kitchen island clearly takes centre stage, effortlessly accommodating a Bora cooktop, a Stainless-Steel Glass Doors Caple Wine Cooler and—last but not least—our all favourite breakfast bar.
The bright worktop surfaces contrast well with the dark colour scheme. The colour white, elegant and simple, adds luminosity and freshness, while the quality of the material, tough and practical, seals off the preparation area, opening the space for all culinary possibilities…you can almost feel the taste buds tingling.
The excitement of all these different elements keeps going and doesn’t lose momentum, especially when the eye is drawn to unexpected finishing touches, absolutely impossible to ignore, revealing yet a further array of little gems, like for instance, the ornaments carefully displayed on the open shelves and the stunning three light pendants.
As the hub of all activity, the modern kitchen has evolved to make living and cooking as efficient as possible while being aesthetically pleasing. It has come a long way since being restricted to uncompromising materials and four walls. This kitchen is the perfect translation of this notion. Needless to say, the centre piece island, in all its glory, is the core element, and reaches major status with all its social and practical attributes. It helps to structure and define each individual area in this big room. In practical terms, it offers a larger than average preparation area and storage space. Even more, it also proudly displays the piece of résistance of every respectable kitchen: the cooktop. This one being a Bora Basic, a sophisticated induction hob combined with an extractor, all in one piece. But it goes much beyond that, of course. At a social level, it connects the working and social areas, opening up and inviting each and every one to take a sit at the table, or at the breakfast bar, and take part in whatever it is that’s going on, with a promise that something exciting is most definitely going on…something sweet…savoury…spicy…
Finally, the gorgeous parquet flooring in herringbone pattern brings on the classic effect. It completes the look and adds a timeless cosiness to the whole room.
Creating a successful multi-functional open-plan space like this isn’t easy. It is about cleverly combining different elements to achieve the perfect balance between social openness and intimacy, which is precisely what family rooms are all about.
Another successful kitchen project completed by Richmond Kitchens.