August 18th, 2014

Kitchen Revamp

I was approached to revamp the kitchen of an old Cape Town apartment, with common representations of eighties design. Bright red tiles, dilapidated built-in cupboards, and melamine counters with a peephole-style serving section reaching into the living area.

I removed the walls and built-in cupboards separating the kitchen from the adjacent living space, visually enlarging both rooms. Further changes included the design layout of new cupboards and work tops to fit appliances, new vinyl floors, a kitchen island doubling up as seating area, and the introduction of contemporary finishes.

The finished product resulted in a spacious, and easily accessible kitchen area, introducing ease of flow between rooms. The flat now features beautiful city-views from the foyer and kitchen, and affords the cook in the family the opportunity to be at two places at once without the isolation of an enclosed kitchen.