Although the room's design is intended to create a very informal feel, the kitchen itself has been designed as a professional chefs workspace as the homeowner was an extremely keen cook. This kitchen had to not only look amazing, but had to be equipped with the best the market has to offer in refrigeration and cooking. Sub Zero refrigeration, along with Wolf ovens were chosen for their quality and extra capacity,' explains Patrick Byrne at Kitchenhaus.
As the feature appliances are sized on an almost commercial scale, little usable room remained for the usual food, crockery and small appliance storage. in order to provide for all of the essential practical requirements we had to create a large working island, incorporating all of the cooking and wet services,' Patrick explains. The island unit is almost four metres long and there are not that many materials that are capable of being manufactured as a seamless unit on this scale. As this could be achieved with stainless steel and this material would add to the sleek professional feel of the kitchen, it was the obvious choice from the beginning.
'It was fabricated in one piece of stainless steel by Barazza, with integrated flush fitting hob and sinks,' says Patrick Byrne. The pastel shade of the putty'-coloured matt laminate units from Kitchenhaus's Laminado Seft collection was chosen to add a gentle warmth to the contemporary scheme and the soft tactile colour perfectly complements the stainless steel of the appliances.