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Material Works were commissioned to design a small addition to this Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington, London. With a limited budget and limited space for extending, the challenge was to transform the existing dark and cramped kitchen space into a bright and open space that would cater to the needs of a growing family. They commissioned VOEG Ltd to design and manufacture this light-filled, contemporary kitchen, with a small side extension.
To achieve this an extensive roof light was installed above the new addition and the rear wall opened up with large sliding doors above a new window seat. A careful coordination of the restricted space allowed for the inclusion of a kitchen island, topped with a HIMACS worksurface, while still leaving space for a dining table. The robust polished concrete floor was offset by the use of natural oak joists to support the roof-light and form the window seat, creating an aesthetic that was at once both contemporary, practical and welcoming.
The contemporary handleless kitchen units are complimented by the Ivory White HIMACS worktops, chosen as much for their ease of cleaning as their sleek, attractive finish. HIMACS is the perfect material for kitchen worktops as it is non-porous, extremely easy to clean with just a wipe of a damp cloth and can be seamlessly joined meaning there are no cracks for dirt and germs to linger. With a 15 year guarantee when installed by a member of our Quality Club, HIMACS offers excellent price to performance ratio. The full size splashback in HIMACS behind the sink and preparation area adds to the feeling of spaciousness and calm.
“We requested something modern and more creative than the standard side return you see in the area. The designs were fantastic – a raised window with seat, oak beams, polished concrete and exposed brick.” Dan, Client.
“The current health emergency reminds us how important hygiene and cleanliness are. And naturally these are essential characteristics that require the use of only the best materials. HIMACS, thanks to its resistance to dirt, viruses, bacteria and numerous chemical agents - internationally certified - is the perfect material for wall coverings, furniture, work surfaces and other applications, where hygiene really counts.” Martin Saxby – Country Manager LG Hausys Europe.