In 2003 I remodelled a kitchen. The brief was to create a lot of packing space, to give an“olde worlde” feel, and this on a tight budget.
The kitchen had to function well. The old cupboards and appliances were removed and the floor was retiled with terracottatiles. New floor to ceiling kitchen cupboards were custom built on site. A paint effect turned the plain MDF board into cupboards that seem to exist in an ancient old kitchen. Cupboard door handles were chosen for there elegant antique look.
A pantry and broom cupboard were built into the North Eastcorner of the kitchen. Provision was madefor the fridge against the North wall. As all the plumbing was on the Southside the new kitchensink and dishwasher were placed here.
The oven, hob and extractor fan wereplaced along the West wall. This placing, in a square kitchen floor plan, follows the classic kitchen triangle rule. The three points of the triangle are the sink, refrigerator and stove/oven. A good work flow is achieved as the cook can move unimpeded between these three points.