Kitchen / June 18, 2018 / Corentin Hermine.
With a cook top in the middle of a U-shaped kitchen is like having the comfort of modern commercial kitchen in home. The professional layout of this kitchen designed by Akaar Architects from Faridabad is space-efficient with sufficient storage to keep the life in kitchen organized. Metal cabinetry in kitchen is a boon since it is easy to clean and long lasting. The coolness of metal is balanced off well with the warmth of wood on the floor. Wet, prep and cook area is well defined in this modern industrial kitchen.
The social factor also comes into play with an open-plan kitchen, particularly if it blends in with a living room. For example, one of the kids could be watching TV in the lounge while another is doing homework at the kitchen island, putting you (who’s busy in the kitchen) in close contact with both.
Kitchen makeovers are fun and allow for a lot of personal expression but one aspect that shouldn't be underestimated is lighting. A multi-layered approach to illumination is critical, with bright main lighting offering a workable arena and then some subtle additions creating the right ambience. Under cabinet lighting is a good idea when countertops will be in the shadows and pendent lamps, above a breakfast bar, are so on-trend right now.
Remember that the tiniest of kitchen clutter will now be perceived from the dining/living room in your new open-plan space. You may be including a new island in your layout, but is it enough. A tall pull-out unit is another popular method for storage, as it makes efficient use of horizontal space and is easily accessible. Or how about a larder/pantry with plenty of space for groceries, tableware and condiments? Additional drawers can also be inserted, easily hidden behind a single cupboard door for a more streamlined look.
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