Discover an integrated and very complete kitchen under the veranda. Here is an ambitious project that will give you new design desires ...
The owner of this millstone house in Meudon (92) was fed up with his kitchen, which he found unattractive and functional. He wanted to proceed to a new development, pushed by the advised advice of his children. "Our client wanted above all a place to have fun," says Annelore Köttgen, kitchen designer at Bains et Déco (Paris). Originality of the project, it is in the veranda that the kitchen had been implanted, a few years ago. A very nice room overlooking the garden and so far poorly exploited, which the owner wanted to enjoy. If the challenge was not technical (arrivals and evacuations of water existed, as well as the arrival of gas), it was necessary to offer a complete, practical and especially pleasant to live.
ACCOMMODATION: to leave the opening of the window free, it needed a piece of furniture to measure. Binova therefore manufactured a storage column 35 cm deep, instead of 60.
RECESSED ELECTRIC HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES: a cabinet with three niches integrates microwave ovens and combined steam. A dishwasher of seven covers also found place (all Siemens).
PLAN CONTRASTING WORK AND CREDENTIAL: a model "Silestone Rojo Eros", from Cosentino, was chosen to dress the wall and the worktop. Composed of 94% natural quartz, this material has a very pleasant touch. Deep red enhanced by a slight effect of material, it gives an unexpected vivacity to the whole.
Totally rethink the space
The work consisted in arranging the space and sharing it in various poles: preparation, cooking, meals and rest. "Our client wanted to have a relaxation area, a place where he could rest, have a coffee or have a leisurely lunch enjoying the view of the garden," says the designer. Part of the veranda has been specially arranged for this purpose. For the kitchen itself, the owner, guided by a demand for quality and a certain aesthetic research, decided on a "Continua Grain Titanium" model, from Binova. The façades chosen for the effect of material procured, but also for a question of global cost, are in laminate. "At first, the owner was going on neutral tones, Annelore Köttgen notes.He finally decided on a gray for the facades, but he really surprised me by then moving towards a red as well for the plan working as credence, a model "Silestone" (Cosentino) ". In the end, it is a bias that works rather well, the two contrasting shades valuing each other.
Redraw the space
To reconfigure the space, a side window was sentenced. This did not pose any difficulties compared to the light supply, since the veranda has large glazed openings. This conviction has cleared an additional wall, to allow a U-shaped layout and have high cupboards. One of them houses all the appliances: two ovens (microwave and steam combined), with a small dish washer seven cutlery that enters a niche oven (all Siemens). A sliding 20 cm piece of furniture has also been added. Under the sink in stainless steel, recessed in the corner of the worktop "Silestone Rojo Eros", another cabinet hides a double trash for sorting and all technical arrivals (water, gas, siphon ...). Next to it, a door conceals the washing machine. The gas plate (Siemens), under which two drawers and a chest were installed, comes in the extension. High furniture with LED lighting for the sink and worktop complete the package. The recycling hood (Miele) was chosen to avoid the exhaust pipes. Finally, an elevated table ensures the separation, but also the transition, between the kitchen area and the rest of the house.
COIN-CLOSETS: the old window was sentenced to recover a piece of wall and have storage space.
DINING AREA : the red worktop ends with a return resting on a metal foot, used as a dining table. Above the wall, it is illuminated by suspensions highlighting its color.
RELAXATION AREA : Part of the veranda has been unobstructed to serve as a small sitting room, perfect for a coffee break.
Bath and decoration, 100, avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75011 Paris.
Such. : 01 55 28 60 20
The entire production, including appliances, comes to € 32,000 (excluding masonry fees).