HUX London have been shortlisted for Kitchen Design Over £50,000 Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2021.
With their children grown up and pursuing further education, the owners of this property wanted to turn their home into a sophisticated space the whole family could enjoy. Although generously sized, it was a typical period property with a warren of dark rooms that didn’t suit modern life. As avid foodies and cooks, the family wanted an open kitchen-dining area where they could entertain their friends, with plentiful storage and a connection to the garden.
The house resides in a conservation area, so there were restrictions in place which limited what the clients could change. However, with a revised planning application, our Design + Build project partners, Zulufish, were able to implement the new layout and open up the ground floor, moving the kitchen from the middle to the back of the house to make it the hub of the home.
As a favourite colour of the clients, ultra-marine blue became the starting point for the kitchen and ground floor design – this fresh hue extends to the garden to bring together the indoors and outdoors and creates a unified space. The deep ultra-marine shade was chosen for the handmade shaker style kitchen cabinetry with solid timber dovetail drawers, and then carried through into the dining area, hallway and sitting room in the form of bold artworks, striking tiles, and sumptuous upholstery. Rather than bring in lots of pattern, plenty of natural textures were chosen, such as marble, hammered brass and fluted glass to add interest. The clients are a foodie family and have multiple gadgets and machines to assist with cooking, so HUX London incorporated ample storage to provide space for their requirements.
The open kitchen area now includes a glamorous dining space that the family use every day. Through clever planning, a new layout and increased storage, HUX London have opened up the space and created a feeling that the clients have a much bigger house. The result is a grown-up space the whole family can enjoy.