New York-inspired style in Islands Brygge
Sandra and Mads embarked on a renovation project for their flat in Islands Brygge, seamlessly blending rustic and grand elements. The outcome is a captivating urban aesthetic, where the timeless charm of herringbone parquet harmoniously complements the raw beauty of exposed brick walls, all brought together by a stunning green kitchen from HTH. The combination of these design choices creates a unique and visually striking atmosphere in their home.
Third Floor to the right
Sandra and Mads, along with their newborn son and adorable dog, Little P, reside on the 3rd floor of a charming old building in Islands Brygge. In October 2020, they undertook an exciting endeavor to completely renovate their spacious 125-square-meter flat. The renovation project was diligently executed, and they were able to enjoy their revamped home just in time for Christmas, creating a delightful atmosphere for the holiday season.
Through her Instagram presence under the handle @sandramjensen, Sandra invites others to join her in celebrating life's precious and significant moments, big or small.
Challenging angles & limited space
In their charming, irregularly shaped flat, Sandra and Mads had to consider the unique angles when designing their kitchen.
"With limited space and slanted walls, we focused on finding smart solutions to maximize storage and make the most of the available area," explains Sandra.
Collaborating with their HTH kitchen expert, they successfully prioritized the space and discovered various clever solutions.
"Having two tall cabinets was essential for us—one for the fridge/freezer and another for the oven/microwave. Thankfully, we found excellent solutions for everything, and we feel that we've fully utilized the space," Sandra concludes.
"We are thrilled with the spaciousness we've achieved in our few and irregular square meters."
From Bordeaux to Green
Sandra and Mads had initially envisioned a Bordeaux-coloured kitchen and initially considered choosing a white kitchen from HTH and spray-painting the fronts Bordeaux. However, their plans took an exciting turn when they came across the green kitchen option and instantly fell in love with the colour.
"We had our hearts set on Bordeaux, but when we saw the green kitchen, we were captivated by its beauty. We made the decision to go with the green colour, and we couldn't be happier," says Sandra.
The model they selected is called Base Green, featuring cabinet doors coated with Base Laminate. This high-pressure laminate is not only incredibly durable, but also remarkably easy to maintain, requiring only a simple wipe-down with a damp cloth. With their choice, Sandra and Mads have achieved both their desired colour scheme and a practical, low-maintenance kitchen surface.
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Create style with rustic details
Sandra and Mads have incorporated several rustic details into their green kitchen design.
Sandra and Mads have opted for a unique approach by intentionally exposing all the pipes in their kitchen, deviating from the conventional practice of concealing them. This design choice adds to the overall raw and industrial aesthetic of the space.
The exposed brickwork in the kitchen adds a raw and industrial touch, highlighting the history of the flat. This rustic element aligns with the popular New York-style aesthetic.
The couple came across the perfect retro extractor hood at Eico. It not only captures their desired vintage aesthetic but also offers the convenience of built-in recirculation, eliminating the need for an exhaust.
"I found the ideal retro-style extractor hood through a Google search for 'retro extractor hood.' It perfectly complements the kitchen's style."
Optimizing every inch
The small kitchen space has been cleverly optimized to create an open and airy feel without sacrificing functionality. One of the brilliant solutions is the addition of a built-in shelf along the tall cabinets.
Measuring 8 inches in width, this shelf offers six levels, providing ample room for elegant storage jars that serve both aesthetic and practical purposes.
Sandra and Mads have opted for shelves in the stylish Harmony Dark model, perfectly complementing their chosen appliances from Siemens. With these thoughtful choices, they have created a kitchen that combines both beauty and functionality in a limited space.
Complete the look: stylish details
Sandra's passion for design, combined with Mads' carpentry skills, has led to ingenious solutions that perfectly complement the style of their green kitchen.
Mads, utilizing his carpentry skills, personally crafted the worktop for their kitchen using plywood. He carefully cut it to fit seamlessly around corners and pipes. To achieve the desired raw concrete look, the worktop was then coated with MicroCement.
Sandra and Mads initially planned to incorporate brass details into their green kitchen. However, during the installation of the cabinets and handle mounting, they decided to switch to black handles, sink, and Quooker. This change added a sleek urban style to their kitchen design.
Sandra and Mads opted for beautiful green doors that cleverly conceal numerous drawers in their kitchen. By choosing drawers as the primary storage solution, they maximized the use of space while also ensuring easy access and a clear overview of the contents.
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