Creating an impression of space in your kitchen.
PROBLEM; “I want my oven at waist height and a fridge at least 1200mm tall. This means at least 2 tall housings in my kitchen. I think my kitchen is already small and these housings would make it look cramped. Is there a solution?”
Yes there is!
Firstly, consider using mid height housings. This will give you the appliances you require but leave room above to add a more decorative feature. We often position a TV in this area. Introducing a lighting shelf above and cladding the back wall in a matching work top finish also helps. It’s also a good idea to clad the sides of the housings in a contrasting material i.e. work top finish.
There is another design solution, using the same mid housing concept, that further promotes the impression of space.
Quite simply, by drawing forwards the base and wall units to one side of the housings creates the effect that the housings are only wall unit depth. It does entail studding out the wall and fixing a backboard between the wall units and base units but it is really effective.
Look out for our next blog entitled “Achieving symmetry with appliance housings” Robin.