Awkward structures and an outdated design faced designer Komal Sheth of Spaces Design Interior Design Studio. By incorporating German design with a hint of a Japanese spa aesthetic, Sheth created a relaxing, yet highly functional kitchen.
By tearing out the previous bar and island, the space immediately opened up. The original structural post then became an architectural element. “The structural metal post has been treated as a part of the room and corresponds with the European-style kitchen with its raw and edgy finish,” said Sheth.
“Our incorporation of eco-friendly elements began with our selection of a recycled glass backsplash,” he added. “Since so much energy goes into making brand new glass tiles, we utilized a company that makes them from recycled glass.”
The lack of appropriate storage left many items without a home. “We decided to minimize the use of glass in the kitchen, so we can use all the cabinetry for storage and not just pretty things behind transparent cabinets,” explained Sheth.
For a green-conscious design, manufactured quartz was used instead of granite countertops. High-gloss, off-white lacquer finishes create a simple background, and soft wood laminate infuses natural elements and provides interest.
“We designed each and every cabinet and drawer with a purpose,” explained Sheth. “Knowing what items were most important in everyday meal preparation was key to ensuring that every item has a home and that the kitchen stays neat and uncluttered.”