Using a different material for a breakfast bar can look really effective. The circular Wenge top used is this design was also thicker than the Quartz worktop to create an added dimension.
Ceiling mounted extractor hoods offer a new option for hobs positioned within an island or peninsular. Using these instead of traditional chimney extractor hoods maintains the open plan feel of a kitchen.
Sink & Taps:
Pull-out larder, recycling centre, Antartic Sky glass upstands, Timber breakfast bar.
Franke ARX160 Sink, Franke Olympus Tap
Izari - September 2012
A generous extension created a large living kitchen that was now proportional to the property. The new kitchen had to be the centre of the home, a social space that conformed to modern living. At first an island unit was considered, however this failed to provide the worktop space needed and narrowed walkways. Therefore we designed a peninsular feature that provided ample storage space and generous preparation surfaces. A shaped timber breakfast bar positioned on one corner would allow the family to congregate around the main cooking zone. The peninsular served a secondary purpose by creating a natural division between the kitchen and a lounge area. A large American style fridge freezer was housed in between tall pull-out larder units, linking it with the main kitchen. The large induction hob was extended with a matching Domino wok burner and vented from an extractor, cleverly disguised in the ceiling. These were complemented by a combination microwave, single oven and warming drawer. The warm Izari cabinets were contrasted with white quartz worktops and a white polished porcelain floor.