Modern contemporary kitchens in Hampshire
Designing a kitchen for an ECO house which was still under construction was one of the challenges faced by Beau-Port kitchens in Hampshire, but they do love a design challenge! Their clients where delighted with the modern contemporary German kitchen that was presented to them. State of the art contemporary kitchen furniture, clean lines, textured elements and light reflective surfaces complemented the ECO home they built on the Hampshire Surrey borders, perfectly.
Mark was familiar with the stainless steel Island concept from Rotpunkt but enhanced the design with a textured wood effect breakfast bar. Creating a contrast that was sympathetic to the exposed wooden beams within the ECO house. The bleached effect of the waterfall breakfast bar highlighted the rest of the white and grey kitchen furniture and cabinets.
Key to a great design is lots of storage and this design did not disappoint with discrete storage under the breakfast bar and seating area in addition to some open front boxes which softened the contemporary modern design. He also included wall mounted front lift cabinets which reflected the style of the high letter box windows. The difference in height between the breakfast bar and stainless steel island meant there was a clear definition between the two elements of the Island which provided a clear focus on the use.
The modern contemporary design of the Rotpunkt kitchen embraced the linear design that they loved and worked in harmony with their ECO home.
The Reeves were undecided as to whether they wanted a traditional painted shaker style design or a state of the art modern contemporary kitchen. Beau-Port kitchens had the ideal showroom with a selection of both styles on display. The clients liked what they saw and the fact that the kitchen displays were good sized working displays, which gave them first hand experience of the look and quality that was on offer. Mark the chief designer then conducted a site visit to start to formalise some design ideas with them.
The customer also visited a new build home show where they were inspired by the modern Rotpunkt kitchen displays. Beau-port kitchens design and install Rotpunkt kitchens. The customer had got to know Mark the designer, who has over 25 years of experience and they liked the way he worked, so it was the perfect partnership. They were also pleasantly surprised by the cost Beau-Port Kitchens quoted for their contemporary German kitchen compared to other companies they had spoken to.
"We particularly like the fact that it looks like a big, stylish, contemporary lampshade and it actually echoes the style of our own lampshades in the living area. We had to have something that is non-venting to work with our mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system in the house and this is very efficient - it does a great job, as well as looking good. We are really pleased with it.
Another areas of the design that the family particularly loved was the the Falmec E.ion Air Purification and Extraction System with LED lighting. This replaced the need for a conventional extractor hood/vent. Easy to use, with no requirement for unsightly ducting it synchronised with ECO heat recovery system.