Kitting out a loft kitchen
Define space to add warmth, accessibility
in the living area to synchronize the overall design. Here I simply painted over bland beige tiles in a striking tone of true blue, and tied it up with glassware and linens. You could add touches in glass sconces, cushions and artwork. There are many options for creating a focal backsplash, including glass and ceramic tiles in an unlimited number of colour and design patterns. I have also used more novel materials like corrugated steel.
Keep it simple. This area is more suited to clean lines; too many details blur and confuse the picture. Flat-faced cabinets that open by touch do not need hardware. Alternately, sleek chrome handlebars work well and complement large and small stainless steel appliances. Use the countertop to store items that are visually appealing and in frequent use, such as a lineup of condiment bottles, but leave space to work.
Edit your kitchen supplies. If storage space is limited, be judicious about the number and size of plates and glasses you require. Go with what you know you will use. Small appliances take up big space, so ask yourself how many times a month you would use a juicer, mixer, blender, and so on.
Build a barrier. Loft kitchens are generally positioned along one wall. A bar-height partition will define the room, add counter space and be designed to include storage shelves as well. Add a drop leaf extension on the living area side of the bar partition that you can raise for eating, or as a serving area for dinner parties. Put overhead and task lighting on dimmers to produce the required mood and accents, and you have a well-designed kitchen that will enhance your lofty lifestyle.
Colour and sleek fittings add vitality to this kitchen and open living area.