Kitchen-diner Blues - Nether Edge, Sheffield
This lovely kitchen-diner and utility started life as a collection of much smaller rooms. We knocked them through to create one much larger kitchen space with a flow through utility area adjoining it.
Bespoke designed, the kitchen-diner combines a number of sustainable element. Not only solid and built to last, the design is highly functional as well. The kitchen cabinet bases are made from high-recycled content MFC, with slab doors in a light grey. The solid oak open shelves above the sink match those at the end of the peninsula. They also tie in with the smaller unit’s worktop and upstand in the dining area. The timber shelves conceal flush under-mounted energy-saving LED lights to light the sink area below. All hinges and drawer runners are solid and come with a lifetime guarantee from Blum.
The new kitchen design works much better as a social space, allowing cooking, food prep and dining in one characterful room. Our client was keen to mix a modern and contemporary style with their more traditional family heirlooms. They also wanted to incorporate high-end technology and gadgets, including a pop-up socket in the Quartz IQ worktop peninsula. Now, the room boasts underfloor heating, two fantastic single ovens, induction hob and under counter wine fridge.
The original kitchen was much, much smaller. The footprint of the new space covers the space of the old kitchen, a living room, WC and utility room. By relocating the WC to just outside the kitchen and using RSJs to open up the space, the entire room benefits from the flow of natural light through the patio doors.