A kitchen designed for large families with ample storage and exquisite details
Rikke and Kristoffer, an architect couple, have created a kitchen-dining area in their suburban home that caters to their large family. Join them as they share their insights on kitchen design, layout, colours, and installation, and learn how they achieved the perfect balance of style and functionality for their family's needs.
Considerations before starting
their kitchen transformation
Rikke and Kristoffer embarked on a quest to find the ideal kitchen for their new home, guided by a clear vision from the start. Their goal was to create a kitchen that could accommodate their large family, offering ample storage space and luxurious details that would elevate the overall design.
"The overarching concept for the kitchen was...
… to create a space that could comfortably accommodate a large family, fostering moments of togetherness and celebration. We envisioned a kitchen that would come alive and infuse the surrounding area with vibrancy and joy"
Maximize storage space in your kitchen design
Being architects themselves, Rikke and Kristoffer possess a keen eye for finding elegant solutions to practical challenges. One common issue they encountered in their house was the limited storage options. To address this, they opted for a long wall of cabinets.
Rikke explained, "The sloping ceilings posed a challenge when it came to installing cabinets that would seamlessly reach the ceiling."
The ingenious solution involved customizing the top kitchen cabinets and cabinet doors to precisely match the height of the room, ensuring a harmonious and functional storage space.
A cosy and inviting kitchen space
To add visual interest and transform the long wall of cabinets into a striking furniture piece, Rikke and Kristoffer ingeniously incorporated a cosy seating nook.
This inviting nook not only offers a comfortable place to sit, but also cleverly integrates drawers as seating, serving a dual purpose. Positioned around a window, it creates an elegant frame and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the space. The seating nook has become a cherished spot for both children and adults, where family gatherings and moments of relaxation take place on a daily basis.
Vibrant kitchen design
With their penchant for incorporating wood elements throughout their new house, it was only fitting for Rikke and Kristoffer to select a kitchen colour that would complement the natural tones.
"We wanted to add some colour to the room...
... and move away from a purely white palette. Choosing the right colour for the kitchen required careful consideration and discussions"
A kitchen with stylish design choices
Aesthetics play a crucial role for Rikke and Kristoffer, who appreciate a clean and minimalist aesthetic. Hence, opting for a handle-less kitchen was a natural choice for their spacious family kitchen.
"We have chosen a handle-less kitchen because...
... we appreciate the streamlined and cohesive look it brings to the space. By eliminating handles, we create a smooth and uninterrupted surface, making the kitchen appear as one single, unified element”
The handleless kitchen
To achieve a handleless kitchen, Rikke and Kristoffer have opted for soft-push mechanisms installed on all their cabinets. With this feature, a simple push is all it takes to open the cabinet doors, providing a sleek and seamless appearance.
For the integrated refrigerator, they have added a practical VH7 handle rail. This handle rail ensures easy opening of the refrigerator door, which can be quite heavy. By incorporating these functional and stylish solutions, Rikke and Kristoffer have achieved the handleless look they desired while maintaining convenience and accessibility in their kitchen.
Bringing your kitchen design to life
Rikke and Kristoffer relied on the expertise of HTH's kitchen experts to bring their vision of a kitchen for their large family to life. They opted for a complete installation solution from HTH, ensuring a seamless and professional execution of their kitchen project.
"I was very satisfied with the work that was done."
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