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A Contemporary Kitchen with Warm & Quirky Details

KCA designed this contemporary and quirky kitchen for a family in Reading. This will be the clients second KCA project after using us for their kitchen design and installation back in 2000.

The clients wanted a fresh and modern kitchen design that would facilitate a passion for cooking and entertaining guests. The kitchen needed to create a visual design connection to the dining area and conservatory, balancing kitchen functionality with comfortable living. The clients wanted a modern kitchen design that was full of life, texture, and warm details. To create a cohesive look with the furniture design KCA was appointed to design the kitchen, tea and coffee area in the conservatory and the fitted sideboard in the living space.

The kitchen was designed much like a chef’s kitchen with a focus on space for multiple people to cook and prepare food comfortably at the same time. The clients love to grow their own vegetables, using their harvested ingredients to prepare fresh organic meals for family and friends, so there needed to be plenty of worktop space. The design features a combination of 20mm Silestone worktops in polished White Storm and contrasting Rougui suede behind the hob and on the oven run.

linear grey kitchen with utensil rack

The hob is a Siemens gas on glass with integrated control, equipped with 5 burners and a central wok burner all with StepFlame technology. The hob in combination with a powerful Falmec extractor is perfect for the serious home chef. The kitchen design also features a Siemen’s IQ700 oven and an IQ700 combination microwave oven both equipped with Homeconnect technology.

The design showcases the client’s cooking equipment with pan and utensil rails that add personality to the modern space and keep everything accessible for a more efficient cooking experience. The rails paired with the open shelves breathe life and personality into the room, whether the client displays knives, glasses, earthenware, home preserves, pots, pans, or plants.

linear grey galley kitchen with Siemens appliances

The kitchen has been designed with plenty of storage with wide drawers that can accommodate a store of ingredients, multiple appliances, and crockery. The cabinetry is a combination of modern and timeless Pearl Grey laminate doors with contrasting Silk Grey Oak cabinetry and shelving, adding a touch of natural warmth to the space. The Silk Grey Oak was also added to the utensil area to complement the rest of the kitchen and make a feature of the pan and utensil wall.

The cabinetry is finished with matt black handless rails and matt black longline top and bottom drilled handles.

Fitted Furniture

The kitchen is a hub between the conservatory and dining-living room, so flow between the spaces was important. We designed fitted furniture in both areas to offer more useful storage.

The furniture uses the same materials as the kitchen, creating a synergy and sense of harmony throughout all three spaces. In the conservatory, a breakfast station creates a perfect moment to sit and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee overlooking the garden. A cosy space to spend the summer months with the doors open or to cosy up in the winter.