For homeowners with a passion for cooking, the kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of their abode; it’s both a place to gather and where culinary experiments play out. With telecommuting becoming part of the new normal, the kitchen also frequently doubles as a flexible space for work and play.
Ann Lee, general manager of luxury furnishings purveyor P5, has observed an increased demand for bespoke kitchens to meet these changing needs. “Given the ongoing pandemic restrictions, which have us spending more time at home, owners want well-designed kitchens that integrate the traditional functions of food preparation with the requirements of socialisation and working from home,” she says.
Here, we speak to Lee and other interior designers as well as experts to find out how you can create a stunning bespoke kitchen with contemporary functionality.
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1. Choose modular shelving
The wonderful thing about a bespoke kitchen is that you can store and display your appliances and dinnerware however you like.
Lee recommends brands such as Dada by Molteni&C, which offer kitchen cabinetry systems in many colours and finishes, as well as modular components that can be arranged to form various compositions; these are great for showcasing kitchenware, appliances and culinary tools. The brand also offers freestanding glass column units from various collections, which can occupy lower heights and act as spatial dividers in open-plan kitchens.
She adds: “Customisable, closed and open modular units can be incorporated seamlessly into a kitchen of any size and shape; by varying the finishes for each element in the modular composition, homeowners can also create a dynamic interplay of colours and textures to make their kitchen more attractive.”
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