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The Project - Victorian Terrace Kitchen
Our client purchased a traditional, Victorian, 2-bedroomed end of terrace property in a central village location. The property benefits from a corner plot which provided ample space for a large extension designed by the local architectural practice In Exe Design. The extension cleaverly marries a contemporary, open plan kitchen, utility and informal living space with a formal lounge and dining room in the orginal part of the building.
As you walk through the corridor into the kitchen you are welcomed by the beautiful view and we were keen to leave this unspoilt so, from the outside, this kitchen looks a fairly simple design but a lot of thought and planning has gone in to making it look this minimal.....
Rather than put a sink and kitchen tap in the island, which would interrupt the line of vision, we have housed them behind pocket doors. The tap is also a boiling tap which eliminates the need for a kettle and minimises clutter.
A downdraft extractor eliminates the need for a recessed ceiling extractor which would have been too visible from the outside when looking in. The downdraft extractor also offers some gentle screening from pots, pans and general cooking clutter during dinner parties but hides discreetly in the island when not in use.
To further assist a clutter-free dinner party we designed some two-way drawers that can be pulled out in both the kitchen and utility. The dishwasher is in the utility room and these drawers mean that, in the kitchen, you load dirty dishes into the drawers which can then be accessed from the utility for loading into the dishwasher. This works the other way when unloading the clean crockery and cutlery.