The result is a remarkable room with light streaming in from both ends, an open space that unites dining area, kitchen and family living. Husband, wife and their five children live here, so every element of the layout had to work to create a cohesive impression of harmony. The Poggenpohl +SEGMENTO units and cabinets extend the full length of one wall, with a well-equipped kitchen area at one end and display niches, a television and even a fireplace neatly incorporated at the other.
The owners chose the Poggenpohl studio at Wigmore Kitchens. Right from the start it was a productive collaboration. The wife is a keen and accomplished cook, so she required two ovens as well as a gas hob, gas wok and induction hob. One clever suggestion from their Poggenpohl designer was to include a small upstand in the island unit so that the sink cannot be seen from the dining table.
This creates a visual separation without the need for a wall or screen which would have blocked that all-important light.
Having lived with a plain white box kitchen in the original house for many years, the couple were ready to embrace something with more texture and character. Above all, they wanted something fresh and different, something no-one had seen before.
The main feature wall follows the 13-metre length of the room, and includes a drinks cabinet, a television above a fireplace, and media storage at the far end of the room. Since the plan was to use the same door fronts throughout, the owners wanted something flexible that would look equally appropriate whether in cooking, eating or living mode.