Kitchen Practicality

Functional Kitchen Living – Island in the Sun

Featured as an extensive article in HomeStyle (June 2003), the client’s vision was to create a usable workspace and to provide a location for her children’s homework to be done. Major structural adjustments and rear extension were necessary to deliver the client’s “top priority”: a centrally situated island unit.

Kitchen Practicality


Central Kitchen Living Area IslandThe client had formed very strong ideas about what she wanted for her property and her family. The top priority was a centrally situated island unit – the rest was designed to fit around it. The intention of the island is to increase the amount of usuable workspace in the kitchen and family room.

It would allow her children a place to do their homework and create an informal seating area for guests while food was being prepared.

More Than Just A Refit

Looking out onto the informal areaAccurate Construction was chosen by the client following a recommendation from a friend. A rear extension to the period property and structural reinforcement to existing walls was necessary before the modern Harvey Jones kitchen could be fitted. As every “concept” tends to be unique the island unit was not available “off the shelf”.

Accurate worked closely with the client to deliver a functional unit that matched that of the hand-made wooden kitchen, yet blended with the guest area.

Light and airy kitchenClutter is not a problem due to the extensive number of units and drawers that are central to providing the space that a family needs. The work has radically transformed a previously dark area at the rear of this six-bed property in south west London. This new kitchen is now bright and airy.

The client is delighted:

“I’m very happy with the result. There’s so much more space and light, it makes a pleasant place to chat with friends, is practical to work in, plus it’s easy to keep clean and tidy”.

Notes: Quotes have been taken from the June 2003 edition of HomesStyle magazine. The Clients name has been withheld for privacy. Details can be found within the Essential Publication magazine.