Corner kitchen in Scandinavian style
Nowadays, the kitchen is no longer just a place to prepare a meal. The kitchen has become a place to socialise, sit down with a cup of coffee or tea with visitors, or just take a breather after a long day. The role of kitchen design in home interiors is only growing. Clearly, every decent, modern home needs a correspondingly elegant, high-end kitchen. How else?
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What makes this kitchen stand out among other projects? As every modern project requires, every detail has been polished. We can see this immediately by looking at the corner of the room where the spillway is. For a more fluid design and a cleaner look, this protrusion is covered with the same compact laminate used for the kitchen surface. What’s more, the kitchen design has been ‘stripped’ of all excess, so you don’t see the usual handles, instead you see milled profile handles or fronts with overhangs. Why? This maintains functionality, but makes the kitchen look more aesthetically pleasing.
Kitchen fronts are the most visible part of the furniture, so our designers have stuck to the hottest material of the moment. FENIX Supermatt Nano-Tech material, which is very pleasant to the touch, low reflective and highly resistant to stains, heat, scratches and other external factors. The Nano-Tech part of the material gets its name from its coating, which can smooth out scratches by itself.
The kitchen design is complemented by facades with wooden decor, which create a pleasant contrast with the greyish facades of FENIX. Here again is a detail that demonstrates the quality of this kitchen furniture. For a perfect look, the facades are finished with Hot Air fused edges, which make the seam invisible.
The first thing you notice when you look at a kitchen surface is how thin it is. Kitchen worktop in compact laminate with marble decor. The material thinness of 1cm makes the design lighter and more pleasing to the eye. The marble decor creates a pleasant contrast, but also fits in with the grey facades. Importantly, the wall panel is made of the same material, making the kitchen design even more fluid. But in terms of material, it is very versatile, it looks practically like a stone surface, but it is much better for the wallet, plus you could never design a stone surface in 1cm thickness.
Functionality and kitchen island
One of the most striking details in this kitchen project is the kitchen island. It practically consists of two parts, a counter and a dining table, which are integrated. The dining table is of course made of solid oak, which is stained in the same shade as the fronts of the wall cabinets. A living material, warm and pleasant to the touch.
The island is designed with an overhang so that you can sit at it, and the surface decor is Technistone quartz, which looks a bit like concrete. The glossy surface material fits into the kitchen and adds depth to the design, complemented by the ample lighting in the kitchen. Every modern home should have an island, not only as a place to sit down, but also as an extra storage space.
The high-end equipment for the project is from Neff, a premium German manufacturer. You can find out more about the appliances by watching the kitchen video review below, but for the impatient, here’s a quick recap. What makes Neff stand out? Neff appliances were chosen because the manufacturer offers many non-standard user-friendly solutions, such as ‘Slide & Hide’ and a self-cleaning system. Franke was chosen for the plumbing in the kitchen.
Lighting and other design elements
Lighting is everywhere in this kitchen. Both under the top cabinets and under the bottom cabinets, in the shelves and in the drawers, where it switches on in response to a sensor switch. Every detail in the kitchen has been thought of from top to bottom! The kitchen is floor-to-ceiling, which means you can store everything in the mezzanines, which open with a push mechanism.
If that’s not enough, Vauth-Sagel basket systems can help you store more organised items. The baskets are also in dark graphite to match the inner shells, which are in anthracite. For a more pleasing design, and to prevent the kitchen from looking flimsy from the side, there are also shelves for storing other design elements, pictures, or anything else your heart desires.
This kitchen combines all the best modern design standards with premium materials that will last for years to come. If you’d like more information about the kitchen or a better look at its design, there’s also a video overview below.
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