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Ingenious Storage Solutions

In homes with limited storage space and where there is no separate utility room, it can be a problem finding somewhere to air the laundry. It isn’t practical or desirable to tumble dry everything and laundry airing racks are not an attractive feature, especially in a contemporary home where all clutter is meant to be out of sight.

For a recent project my clients wanted a super smart kitchen but they also needed to incorporate the clothes washing and drying operations. We designed and built a bespoke airing cabinet to match the rest of the kitchen. When the doors are closed it fits in perfectly with its streamlined surroundings. Inside the cupboard there are several drying racks, with a small heater and plenty of ventilation so it doesn’t get mouldy over time. There’s room for the ironing board, step stool, etc. and of course it’s useful to have somewhere to hide the daily clutter before guests arrive.

In the photos below you can see the necessary vents and how it fits in neatly with the strong, clean lines in the rest of the kitchen.

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Art Splash-Back

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OCT2013

Tagged: All Articles / Design Inspiration / Interior Design Projects

Art Splash-Back

We’ve recently completed a kitchen extension in a Victorian terraced house in Cambridge. As with many terraced houses there was a long narrow kitchen at the back of the house, and a long, narrow, unattractive alleyway alongside it. We’ve extended sideways into the alley on the ground floor and built a small extension (5 metres x 1 metre) with velux windows; this has made a huge difference; widening the room to create a large, light and airy family kitchen/diner.

My clients are a young family; they wanted a contemporary kitchen and like fresh, bright colours. The focal point of the kitchen is a large glass art splash-back by batik artist, Annie Phillips. Annie creates wonderful abstract artworks in vivid colours which are perfect for this scheme. We’ve used red, green and white Eames DSW chairs around a limed oak dining table, and made up bold striped curtains on the French doors to the garden. This has enabled us to keep the rest of the scheme clean and light, with high gloss white units, white walls, oak worktops and oak flooring throughout.

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