House Extension North LondonContemporary Kitchen, London
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Include a casual seating area. Once people flop down on a comfy sofa in your kitchen, they won’t be in a hurry to leave. Whether it’s in your main living space or part of an extra seating area, a sofa creates a welcoming atmosphere, and you don’t need a huge kitchen to fit one in. Here, putting the sofa perpendicular to the peninsula subtly divides the cooking, eating and chill-out zones.
Room at a GlanceWho lives here: Architect Paulius Zakevicius and his wife, LinaLocation: North London, EnglandYear renovated: 2015Architect: Paulius Zakevicius of Flik Design Ltd.Size: 22 by 18 feet (6.8 by 5.4 meters); part of a flat with two bedrooms and one bathroomThe addition at the rear of the flat offers privacy as well as space. “We have neighbors above the bedrooms but not here at the back,” says Zakevicius. “It’s more private and quiet here.”Brass pendant lights hang over the central workspace. “We wanted to add in an extra material here, either concrete, copper or brass,” Zakevicius says. The lights are suspended from a wall over the peninsula, rather than from the ceiling. “If they were hanging from the ceiling, it would make the light fall quite far back in the kitchen,” he says. “Here, they’re more useful. They are just above head height and not too big, so they don’t block the view through to the garden.”Flori brass pendant lights: Rowen & Wren