The interior design expert's kitchen
Interior design expert and stylist Saša Antić had a distinct vision for his apartment's kitchen. The challenge was to infuse his personal style, ensure long-lasting design, and ensure easy maintenance. Learn from Saša Antić's insights on optimizing space in a compact kitchen and witness the final outcome.
Radiant warmth: the slatted kitchen glow
Saša Antić has meticulously crafted his new kitchen by blending elements from the Nordic Spirit Natural Oak and Base Dark Sand models.
The Nordic Spirit Natural Oak features carefully chosen oak slats that harmonize seamlessly with the Nordic kitchen aesthetic.
By introducing oak in both furniture and flooring, Saša has masterfully created an inviting and polished ambiance, enriching the space with a warm and modern allure.
A kitchen that lasts for many years
Saša Antić, the interior expert, prioritized longevity and functionality when designing his kitchen. He aimed for a timeless look that would stand the test of time and be a pleasure to live with for years to come.
For him, simplicity and ease of use were key considerations. He wanted a clean and clutter-free design, avoiding unnecessary buttons, trims, or elements that could complicate cleaning and maintenance. This approach ensured that his kitchen remained both functional and visually appealing over the long term.
Maximizing space in a small kitchen
Saša Antić has made a series of thoughtful choices that effectively utilize the available space in his kitchen.
In Saša Antić's kitchen, space isn't unlimited, so he chose to place the kitchen along a single wall to maximize the available space. This design choice creates a sense of clean lines, visual coherence, and even gives the illusion of a larger kitchen area.
Saša Antić made use of wall cabinets that extend up to the ceiling, effectively utilizing the vertical space in the room and offering additional storage capacity. This choice not only optimizes storage but also prevents dust and cooking residue from accumulating on top of the cabinets, making maintenance easier.
Saša Antić strategically integrated the refrigerator and freezer into the kitchen design, saving valuable floor space. This arrangement ensures that the appliances are positioned in a manner that supports an efficient workflow in the kitchen.
Doors created for everyday use
The wall cabinet doors and integrated appliances in Saša's kitchen feature the Base Dark Sand model.
These doors are coated with a resilient high-pressure laminate known as Base laminate, designed to withstand the rigors of daily use. The surface offers a smooth texture, and any minor scratches that might occur can be easily repaired
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Favorite details in the stylist's kitchen
"I absolutely adore the way the light spills out when I open the cabinet doors. It's like a secret world of tempting midnight snacks," Saša chuckles. The upper cabinets in his kitchen are equipped with an LED handle profile, casting a gentle glow. "And the magic doesn't stop there," he adds, "the under-cabinet lighting is dimmable." With this feature, Saša can set the mood just right, adjusting the lighting to match any occasion.
The stainless steel wall-mounted tap serves a dual purpose in the kitchen. Not only does it inject personality into the space, but its design also ensures practicality with a generous distance between the tap and the sink.
Saša's hob offers a unique flexibility as it doesn't have preset cooking zones. This feature grants him the freedom to position pots and pans freely, while the hob itself intelligently detects and applies heat precisely where needed.
To meet Saša Antić's desire for an easily maintainable kitchen, a self-cleaning oven has been incorporated. This feature contributes to the kitchen's functionality and cleanliness, aligning with Saša's requirements.
Concealing the extractor hood within a cabinet maintains clean and streamlined lines in the kitchen. This approach is particularly favored in smaller kitchens where space optimization is crucial.
The worktop radiates quality
The worktop is a key element that significantly affects both the practicality and the overall look of your kitchen.
Saša Antić opted for a sturdy quartz composite worktop in the Snowy Ibiza colour, which demands minimal maintenance, usually just a damp cloth for cleaning.
The white worktop with its marble-like patterns adds a touch of luxury and harmoniously aligns with the Nordic kitchen style. In a consistent design choice, the worktop extends upwards to form a matching splashback panel.
The interior design expert's top advice
"Trust your instincts and pay attention to your requirements. Don't stress too much about following trends. Prioritize sustainable and genuine materials, and don't hesitate to reach out to kitchen professionals who can assist in designing and organizing your new kitchen," advises Saša Antić.
Make room for your personal style
By focusing on clever storage solutions, there's space for personal touches to shine.
In Saša Antić's kitchen, the presence of plants, ceramics, and charming cutting boards adds character, transforming the kitchen into a space beyond its functional purpose.
Furthermore, Saša has included an open display cabinet with oak trim, which contrasts with the closed cabinets, introducing an element of openness and a platform for displaying delicate glassware.
Cosy dining area in a small kitchen
Taking inspiration from Saša Antić's approach, optimizing vertical space and concentrating the kitchen along a single wall can create space for a cosy dining area for two.
To ensure practicality, it's advisable to maintain a minimum distance of around 120 centimetres between the kitchen and the dining table. This ensures easy passage and convenient access to drawers, appliances like the dishwasher, and other functional elements.
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