Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings
The original Kitchen Studio kitchen was still in good nick. However, life had changed dramatically for this couple now they have a toddler to consider. The kitchen was in the back corner. Although it was only seven years old the clients realised it was not working for their new lifestyle. Having two corners was frustrating and hindered work flow.
The new central island has become the hub where food preparation, snacks, breakfast & dinner happens. The back bench is for cooking & washing up. Tea cannisters are on open shelves, mugs in the drawer, milk in the fridge & instant boiling water is from the tap. Both clients are engineers so organisation, process & efficiency are important to them. Durability & easy to clean were high priorities.
New views can be enjoyed in both directions with the changed kitchen. An unexpected bonus is the stunning reflection of the view in the glass splashback. Change has been good for this family.