Kitchen ideas | Hearth and soul – SUPPLEMENTS News

ROOM TO IMPROVE

What makes this space special is that it was once a closed kitchen renovated into an open one. “It has a breakfast counter and small service area for washing utensils, there is a lot of natural light and ventilation and all necessary gadgets such as hob, chimney, RO, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave and oven are fitted into the framework. A stand out feature is the composite counter from kalinga stone to match the colour scheme of the home,” says design head and partner Meena Murthy Kakkar.

ROOM TO IMPROVE

What makes this space special is that it was once a closed kitchen renovated into an open one. “It has a breakfast counter and small service area for washing utensils, there is a lot of natural light and ventilation and all necessary gadgets such as hob, chimney, RO, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave and oven are fitted into the framework. A stand out feature is the composite counter from kalinga stone to match the colour scheme of the home,” says design head and partner Meena Murthy Kakkar.

Kitchen ideas | Hearth and soul – SUPPLEMENTS News

FEELING BLUE

In this gourmet’s paradise, the blue athangudi flooring enhances the distressed blue, wooden kitchen cabinets. “The space also features an organic wooden breakfast counter and patterned wooden high stools that provide visual access between the dining and kitchen,” says architect Vivek PP. “Further, polished exposed plastered walls, exposed concrete ceiling, kadapa stone flooring (in the dining) along with distressed blue furnishings in the kitchen and dining, create a dialogue that brings in a rustic yet homey charm,” adds architect Nishan M.

PROJECT NAME: Vibes | LOCATION: Thalassery, Kerala | KITCHEN AREA:105 sq ft | FIRM: De Earth | PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS: Vivek PP and Nishan M AT www.deearth.com

ART OF THE MATTER

PROJECT NAME: Bibelot | LOCATION: Mumbai | KITCHEN AREA: 110 sq ft | FIRM: Open Atelier Mumbai | PRINCIPAL DESIGNER: Rahul Mistry AT @open_atelier_mumbai (Instagram)

This space puts the fun in functional with flair. “The kitchen has a juxtaposing section with classic wooden cabinets shutters, white brick-like dado tiles and warli art engraved on the shutters below the counter. Portraying Maharashtrian culture and art, the shutter is a three-dimensional tectonic sculpture in stone finish milled on a CNC, an exquisite piece of art in itself,” says principal designer Rahul Mistri.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL MAGIC

PROJECT NAME House That Rains Light | LOCATION Thevakkal, Ernakulam, Kerala | KITCHEN AREA | 50 sq ft FIRM LIJO.RENY.architects | LEAD ARCHITECTS Reny Lijo and Lijo Jos | AT www.lijorenyarchitects.com

“The kitchen, though kept private from the entry, extends into the dining to form a multipurpose counter and a study table for the couple who occasionally works from home. A shared toilet accessed from the wash area tucked under the stairs and the bedroom remains the only closed space in the ground floor,” says lead architect, Lijo Jos. The multifunctionality of the space truly make the kitchen the heart of the home.

OPEN AND SHUT CASE

PROJECT NAME Country | LOCATION Mumbai | KITCHEN AREA 175 sq ft | FIRM Purple Backyard | PRINCIPAL DESIGNER Kumpal Vaid | AT www.purplebackyard.com | (Photos: Bjiju Gopal)

“The couple wanted an open kitchen and a free-flowing conversational setting. So, the upholstery of the breakfast chairs was chosen to match the living room seating— the lower part of the chair legs are highlighted with gold coating and the rest is in black powder coat,” says principal designer Kumpal Vaid. To cordon off the kitchen from the living room (whenever needed) Vaid attached roller blinds and a sliding door. “The modular kitchen is enhanced with cabinets that have reflective back-painted surfaces. We wanted to highlight the area between the kitchen and the passageway with detailing. So, we chose this monochromatic vitrified flooring. It almost looks like a long carpet,” she adds.

WOOD WONDER

PROJECT NAME Nirmal Farmhouse | LOCATION Bharuch, Gujarat | KITCHEN AREA 300 sq ft (including utility and store) | FIRM Dipen Gada & Associates | PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTDipen Gada | AT www.dipengada.com | (Photos: Tejas Shah)

This weekend house for the Shah family in the outskirts of Bharuch, Gujarat lies within the dense 50-year-old chiku plantation. “In this project the dining room and kitchen are on the left side of the courtyard this in turn opens up towards the north and can be merged with the outdoors as and when required. The kitchen has a non-conventional layout with a big island. This helps with the vaastu compliance,” says architect Dipen Gada, adding, “The kitchen is completely modular, designed by our team and executed by Jay Sales Vadodara.”

https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/supplement/story/20220905-kitchen-ideas-hearth-and-soul-1993046-2022-08-26