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Must-Haves: Kitchen Zoning

For a functional set-up, zone your kitchen into dedicated areas for cooking and dining
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 20-12-2021 09:15am

Back in the day of early kitchen design it was all about the working triangle – where the sink, cooker and fridge formed a triangular configuration that was said to aid the flow of the room. Today’s lifestyles however demand more from these multifunctional rooms and the working triangle has evolved into what we now call “zoned kitchens” that can accommodate all our needs in one space. From food preparation and cooking to dining, entertaining, relaxing and even working, the kitchen has to fulfil different functions, especially as we all have more appliances than ever and often entertain at home.

1. Dramatic details
For a luxe look, the Phoenix kitchen by Varenna features walnut Canaletto base units with Arthena wall cabinets and reflecting glass doors. Priced from £50,000 at Poliform, it also combines Scholtes stainless steel worktops with open wall units in a smooth matt lacquered piombo metal.

2. Curve appeal
In this bespoke design by Holloways of Ludlow, a separate area features a comfortable curved sofa for relaxing with friends before dinner. The handleless kitchen cabinets are painted in London Stone Estate Eggshell by Farrow & Ball and topped with White Macaubas Quartzite worktops. Prices start from £30,000.

3. Textured finish
Create a generous cooking zone with a bank of built-in appliances facing a long, linear island with sink and hob. The Sierra H Line from Masterclass Kitchens comes in a textured range of colours including Truffle combined with Reno in a matt finish, with prices from £7,500.

4. Central attraction
The large island forms both the main preparation zone and a sociable area with its breakfast bar bridged across one side. In a Cashmere gloss finish with Woodlands worktops and an Acacia Grey breakfast bar, prices start at £30,000 from Neil Lerner.

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5. Store and order
Use a standalone larder unit as storage for dried foods as well as housing a built-in double oven, which is space-saving as well as practical. The bespoke Brasserie design starts from £45,000, at Smallbone of Devizes.

6. City living
SieMatic shows how to create a harmonious relationship between kitchen and living areas with its Urban collection, a range of innovative components that can be used to add individuality to city apartments. Available in matt graphite grey and sand oak, prices start from £30,000.

Credit: Hayley Gilbert (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 244, August 2016. Prices mentioned are at the time of publication 

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