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A Remo kitchen with contemporary textures

MR & MRS merrick – thatcham, berkshire

KITCHEN:

Second Nature Remo & Alpina

WORKTOPS:

Silestone White Arabesque Quartz

APPLIANCES:

NEFF

Designer:

John Butler

Creating a stunning, on-trend kitchen with an inclusive area for the family’s pets was the challenge when creating this kitchen space.

The Brief

The clients were very keen to create a ‘wow’ factor in their new kitchen, similar in style to images they had seen in magazines. They were also looking to include versatile lighting which could be adapted for mood and functionality. It was a key requirement to include a usable space for the family’s pet dogs.

The Solution

The client had bi-fold windows installed, which freed up space within the kitchen which John utilised with an island that took advantage of the view out into the garden.

The use of Remo furniture instantly creates a sleek look and paired with our new textured timber Alpina cabinets in Burnt Ash created an on-trend contemporary vibe. To bring the look together, John balanced the colour mix by including black glazed cabinets within the bank of white tall cabinets, along with Burnt Ash panels above the pet area which disguised a TV when not in use. The uniform placing of a flush black glass NEFF induction hob and pop up extractor further serves to harmonize the space. Using a sensitive colour mix across furniture and appliances is a great way to tie them together and allows functional items to sit discreetly within the space.

The area for the family’s pet dogs needed a lot of planning so that it would remain a functional area of the kitchen. The clients were keen that this area would be one their pets could call their own but would not stick out and ruin the look of the kitchen. John used colour-matched smooth panels inside the specially created bedding space so that dog hair wouldn’t stick to the textured Alpina veneer panels. This made it much easier to keep this area clean. John also added two usable drawers above as a special storage space for dog leads and toys.

DESIGN TIP

To create an area for pets within your kitchen, be open to using a mix of materials as this can make cleaning easier. Including a special storage space for pet supplies can also be a helpful addition.

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