Multifunctional Open-Plan Kitchen by Sheraton Interiors
The designer: Shehryar Khan at Sheraton Interiors
The story: Sheraton Interiors is a family-owned, design-led kitchen specialist providing German and bespoke fitted kitchens in and around London, the Home Counties and across the South East of England.
Q) What was your brief from the client?
The clients have a young family and a baby on the way and wanted a multifunctional space with plenty of storage. As it’s an open-plan living area, they wanted to be able to cook and entertain at the same time. A pantry was a must-have, as was a laundry area and a home bar. All of which needed to be in keeping WITH the property with a modern, sleek design and warm tones.
Q) How did you answer the brief?
I introduced two tall banks. One consisted of the integrated fridge freezers with a bespoke handmade pantry in a warm silk grey finish. The other tall bank was centered to the room in a contrasting Romano marble smart glass finish to create a striking contrast and a focal unit to house the ovens.
The island consisted of a solid block wrapped in Dekton Entzo on all three sides, housing two Miele induction hobs, two downdraft extractors and a gas burner. We designed a unique ‘T’ shape island with a bespoke seating area, handmade from solid oak and stained in a white oil finish. This island gave the family a cook zone, worktop space and a seating area. We also created a hidden laundry area in the passage through to the formal lounge and on the opposite side designed a hidden bar with a pocket door system. There is also a smart and elegant display unit consisting of two floating drawers, grey tinted mirror and floating shelves.
Q) Which products did you use and why?
The clients liked the look and functionality of Miele appliances so they went for a Miele downdraft hob, Miele fridge freezer, Miele coffee machine, double oven and microwave combi oven along with a Quooker boiling water tap.
Q) What design elements do you think make the scheme so successful?
The glass made the space reflect a lot of light and is a fabulous contrast amongst the light cabinetry and worksurfaces. The kitchen looks minimal but has a lot of clever hidden storage solutions fitting a pantry, kitchen, bar and utility area all in one space.
Q) Any advice for someone who may be planning a new kitchen?
Give yourself plenty of time to research what you like online, find inspiration on popular social media platforms such as Instagram, houzz and Pinterest then envisage how you see yourself using the kitchen and the problems you faced using your old one. Give a clear brief to your designer, have an idea of budget, do some research on the appliances and most of all, enjoy the process.
Q) Any trend predictions for 2023?
Two-tone kitchens with complementary colours, colourful tiled splashbacks, open shelving rather than lots of cabinetry and personalising the space.
Appliances by Miele
Tap by Quooker
Lighting by Sensio
Interior fittings by Blum
Glass by Southern Counties Glass
Hayley loves: the way this kitchen manages to fit so much in, while still appearing clean-lined and clutter-free.