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Food - - Food + Resene -

With the growth of small-space liv­ing comes the need to be ex­tremely clever about both the stor­age we in­clude and the colours we use.

Multi-use spa­ces, thor­ough plan­ning, a lim­ited colour pal­ette and ev­ery square cen­time­tre put to good use are the over­rid­ing prin­ci­ples be­hind small spa­ces, whether it’s a whole home or a kitchen.

This kitchen is part of a small home de­signed by Ed­win Der­ri­cutt of ESD De­sign. Ed­win chose to use Re­sene Half Black White for the in­te­rior walls, and hid the kitchen be­hind Re­sene Black­jack bi­fold doors.

The kitchen is a 2m-long gal­ley but in­cludes ev­ery­thing the own­ers need:

• The two-burner hob and the sink are set at op­po­site ends of the kitchen to max­imise bench space.

• Two float­ing shelves are set on to the front of the splash­back, giv­ing ex­tra stor­age and easy ac­cess.

• The wall cab­i­nets are set just far enough be­low the ceil­ing to al­low for plat­ter stor­age.

• Black is a re­ces­sive colour so the black glass splash­back helps to make the kitchen ap­pear larger when the doors are open. It also acts as a mir­ror, re­flect­ing the room be­hind, and bounc­ing light off its gloss sur­face.

• The bi­fold doors have fin­ger holes to open them, rather than han­dles, to re­duce vis­ual clut­ter.

• The kitchen sits back-to-back with the bed­room, so the space above the kitchen is used on the bed­room side for high stor­age.

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