Super Sleek SieMatic
Battle, East Sussex
Contemporary new build.
An ultra-modern SieMatic design for a stunning new-build property with far-reaching views over the East Sussex countryside.
Our clients were embarking on building their dream house and wanted a super-sleek, modern kitchen to match the minimalist architecture of their home.
They wanted an open-plan design with discreet storage to allow them to neatly stow away their crockery, utensils and food items, but with some bespoke shelving to provide a space to elegantly display a few treasured items.
To capitalise on the stunning views, the property is an “upside-down house” and so we settled on an L-shaped design for the kitchen with an island to make the most of the whole space, and working with the exterior architecture to bring the outside in.
In addition to the kitchen design, we also worked with our clients to create a striking stone feature wall at the far end of the room, resulting in a unified and cohesive space that flows together seamlessly.
The open-plan kitchen features handleless SieMatic S2 cabinetry in graphite, as well as stone, glass and metallic elements to give an edge of urban sophistication to the overall look and feel.
The clients were keen to use materials which complemented the flooring they had chosen and so we suggested two-tone worktops in a light quartz and a grey concrete on the raised areas like the breakfast bar.
We also worked hard to zone the space whilst retaining an open feel and so one wall of the kitchen was given over to tall cupboards with additional storage which allow the design to flow around the room. Our use of arcus gives the appearance of the tall cupboards having been recessed away and follows the clean lines of the rest of the design.
Appliances from Miele, Fisher & Paykel and BORA ensure the space is as practical as it is stylish, culminating in a finished design that oozes style and sophistication.
Our design was led by ergonomics and functionality and so we positioned the dishwasher at a higher level than is normally seen in UK kitchens to reduce the risk of strain when decanting its contents. We also ensured that the sink was in close proximity for ease of rinsing crockery before loading. To ensure that all of the appliances aligned, the ovens were designed in a letterbox style at a height which best suited our clients.
A Bora hob and downdraft extractor was positioned on the island so that our clients could make the most of the view outside and in whilst cooking. The kitchen island also features a 90cm wide cooling drawer which can be used as an overflow refrigeration or freezer storage at busy times such as Christmas.
When the clients first came to us they knew they wanted a featureless modern style and so I introduced them to SieMatic via our showroom displays in Tunbridge Wells.
Upon completion of the kitchen area, the clients also asked me to design a media wall for the living space beyond the kitchen and I worked with the exterior stone cladding to mirror a design for the back wall, bringing the kitchen design through to another area of the property.