Modern Minimalism - Sleek, Contemporary Kitchen from DesignSpace London

08 Sep 22

An integral part of a brand new extension to a detached Surrey property, this project was a blank slate, offering DesignSpace London complete creative freedom to design and build a luxury new kitchen space. 

Home to a professional couple with young children, the brief was to create an ergonomic, functional kitchen that had a ‘wow factor’ feel and where the family could easily socialise and entertain. 

As the extension was entirely new, there were no awkward structural or architectural constraints, enabling DesignSpace London to incorporate a large central island, as well as a run of base units and tall cupboards along the main wall. Acting as a focal point in the room and framed by a dramatically veined ‘marble’ splashback, a sink area adds visual interest and helps break up the back run. Placed within easy reach of the hob on the island, it also offers the perfect, most practical layout for effortless entertaining. Pocket doors conceal a breakfast cupboard with a mirrored splashback which can be closed when not in use.

An integrated table was included in the design of the island, acting as a casual dining spot for the family and a fantastic informal social area when guests are over. A large dining table close to the island is used for more formal occasions and is sited next to a bespoke bar which features a backlit bronze glass splashback, sleek glass shelves as well as an integrated tall wine cooler.

The owners wanted the kitchen to have a calm, modern feel, and so the colour scheme is deliberately muted, featuring neutral shades of taupe and beige, combined with natural walnut elements. State-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances enhance this kitchen’s contemporary feel and ‘statement’ look, whilst Caesarstone worktops provide the durability needed for a family who like to cook regularly. 

The final must have of this extensive project was the back kitchen/utility room adjacent to the main kitchen. This multi-purpose room was designed to allow the owners to cook freely out of sight, without creating clutter in the main kitchen, whilst entertaining family and friends. It also houses a washer and a dryer, hanging space for air-drying clothes and extra storage space for household items. 

DesignSpace London Designer, Chris Etheridge, says the key to this kitchen’s success is “The amazing use of space and the neutral colour palette. We’ve designed a timeless kitchen that will still be loved and admired in 20 years time.”
Kitchen Details:
o Kitchen cabinets: Modulnova TWENTY in Beige Tornabuoni Resin cement (back run) and Atmosfera Satin Lacquer (island and bar)
o Worksurfaces + island: Caesarstone in Topus Concrete 
o Splashback: Neolith Calacatta matt finish porcelain 
Back Kitchen/Utility Details:
o Cabinets: Modulnova TWENTY in Cashmere Satin Lacquer
o Worksurface: Caesarstone 2141 Snow polished quartz

Interior design by Monita Cheung Design