If you have a beautiful view, you will want to make the most of it. That is exactly what this customer has done, by creating a wonderful open kitchen design that is deliberately modest – allowing the beautiful British countryside to take focus. If you are looking to create a similar feel in your kitchen we have compiled some of our top tips for you to consider.
Peninsula and Seating
Using a peninsula with breakfast bar to divide the kitchen is a fantastic way to keep the airy, open feel. Placing a wall and door here would have made the cook space feel much smaller but feels so much bigger and more welcoming with the peninsula. The added benefit of this open kitchen design is that the living space is also flooded with light and the views are still visible.
The breakfast bar faces into the kitchen and the stunning views, so the chef can entertain whilst cooking and the countryside can be admired whilst dining. This multi-use space featuring our solid oak worktops blends cooking and living spaces together perfectly, with the peninsula acting as the perfect divider. Having the seats and worktop edge outside the limit of the kitchen floor couples the two rooms together.
Large Windows and Skylight
Enormous windows are a huge part of this open kitchen design – they cover almost all of the back wall to maximise the fascinating vista. This is paired with an impressive skylight above the centre of the room, making the space as light and airy as possible. In fact, it is designed completely around the natural view – the appliances are kept out of the way along the sides, and there are tiny windows squeezed into each corner. All of these steps have helped the kitchen feel closer to the outdoors, bridging the gap between house and garden.
Neutral Colour Scheme
To truly prioritise this view, the owners of this kitchen have chosen a neutral colour scheme which adds to the airy feel. The white walls, off-white cabinets and oak worktop is a classic combination that exudes elegance and timelessness. It would look fantastic in any kitchen, but we love the way the sun illuminates the worktop – showing its quality, craftsmanship and appearance.
The kitchen is kept up-to-date and contemporary with a selection of stainless-steel touches. The appliances, tap, sink and spotlights are all a chromed silver colour and will not date the look over time.
An open kitchen design encourages family members and guests to spend more time there, highlighting its position as the heart of the home. Would you like to create a kitchen like this? Comment below, or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.