What does it take to design an internationally acclaimed kitchen? One which feels each present and timeless, that introduces cutting-edge design parts but continues to be undeniably sensible, that conjures up numerous Pinterest thought boards? We talked to Miami’s personal Sandra Diaz Velazco of Eolo Designs, a finalist within the Sub-Zero Kitchen Design Contest, in regards to the new trendy kitchen.
You have been a finalist in final yr’s KDC, which is superb. Inform us about your undertaking.
The inspiration got here from the shopper, a younger bachelor, who requested a neat, uncluttered aesthetic design. He needed his kitchen to look clear and spacious but geared up with one of the best, professional-grade home equipment and intensive storage, plus a pantry space. We customdesigned a really thick, ‘invisible’ door/sliding wall that may conceal the laundry/pantry space, given its location too near the eating space, thus satisfying an uncluttered impact. Consideration to element and craftsmanship was key: Excessive-quality supplies imbued the house with compelling but minimal palettes of texture and shade, whereas additionally remaining throughout the shopper’s price range constraints. The consequence was a refined, welcoming and— above all—practical design that remodeled an outdated construction into a up to date, fascinating kitchen house.
How have been the home equipment creatively included into the design?
The home equipment have been designed to ‘disappear’ into the kitchen to maximise house and embrace a slim, clear, minimalistic aesthetic. On the identical time, the kitchen equips the shopper to entertain associates and visitors by means of extremely practical, versatile home equipment that maximize capability and emphasize expertise that’s each intuitive and simple to make use of. Regardless of the masculine, minimalistic design, the kitchen is supplied for high-end cooking.
Some other particulars within the kitchen concepts and design that you prefer to us to name out?
This kitchen combines a homestyle really feel with semi-industrial capacities for industrial use. We specified supplies that might endure stains and high-volume utilization, whereas additionally embracing a pointy and up to date look, finally guaranteeing a contemporary, practical, versatile house.
What are some kitchen tendencies of immediately that you simply imagine will turn into classics?
Hid home equipment to make the kitchen extra built-in into the dwelling a part of the home. Making it look extra like a chunk of furnishings within the full dwelling house.
What are some flash-in-the-pan tendencies that we must always keep away from?
Attempt to keep away from radical colours in home equipment. I might keep away from this since you need your kitchen to look timeless, so the extra built-in into the kitchen finishes, the higher.
Are residential kitchens starting to look extra like industrial kitchens?
Just a few years in the past I learn a examine revealed in The Journal of Optimistic Psychology that exposed that a bit dose of creativity about cooking within the kitchen could make folks happier. With this in thoughts, I see increasingly purchasers not solely cooking extra typically however keen to grasp this artwork, and to realize these targets they need their kitchens higher geared up for his or her wants. Moreover, with the whole lot occurring these days and other people spending extra time at dwelling, the necessity for an environment friendly, streamlined kitchen is a high precedence for purchasers of all ages and demographics.
Most necessary merchandise to splurge on when renovating a kitchen? After all the home equipment for dwelling cooking. As I mentioned earlier than, most individuals have gotten savvy cooks, so the home equipment incorporating expertise to help the ‘chef’ and make them feel and look good are definitely worth the funding.
Extra finalists from the Sub-Zero Kitchen Design Contest present how a workspace might be minimal and but extremely practical. The corporate not too long ago introduced that the 2019- 2021 Kitchen Design Contest can be prolonged by a yr to permit for concepts and entries which will have been delayed by the pandemic.
Pictures by: Courtesy Of Sub-Zero and Eolo Design