Simple, minimalist, clean & light


In our latest blog, we look at a recent project housed in an incredible extension in Glasgow’s west end. A perfect fusion of design and practicality, we were delighted to work with our client on the delivery of this kitchen of dreams.

The open-plan family kitchen forms an integral part of a double-height extension, lit by natural light filtering from skylights and glass construction.


We knew that linear simple lines would perfectly compliment the seamless architectural approach of the extension, and our goal was to create a minimalist look for the room to ensure the kitchen blended without fanfare into the wider build.

A central point of this busy family home, the kitchen was to be functional yet minimalistic. Invisible to photos, located to the left of the sink, we placed a pocket door which houses a stainless-steel sink, stainless worktop, and Quooker tap – with all remaining invisible when not in use.

Kitchen implements, crockery, glassware, and functional elements can also be closed away, maintaining clean simple lines – organisation and storage without compromise.

The precision engineering from bulthaup means that the stainless-steel sink is pre-installed and welded in their German factory below the laminate. We added the bulthaup wall tap, again maintaining the simplistic modernity and further enhancing the simple, clean lines.

The kitchen of choice was bulthaup b3, opting for the special sand beige aluminium for the kitchen island to add some tonal warmth to the space. Kitchen units to the floor throughout would have pulled the room in, so we selected the bulthaup stainless steel leg system for the island to enhance the feeling of openness and light.

Filling the remaining space perfectly, the larger Siemens appliances (fridge and freezer) are built into the tall bank of bulthaup alpine white units thus blending into the wall and collaborating with ease with the contemporary architecture.

The island provides a real focal point in this kitchen. The large, statement Corian T-shaped breakfast bar was chosen for family gatherings with the ability to seat 5 or 6 – but also provides an expansive workspace for the chefs in the family, alongside the Bora hob and built-in extractor.

The unit is one single piece of Corian. 12mm Corian is used in the hob area, extending to a 50mm detail at the breakfast bar with an additional Corian leg to add support. The subtle detail of the coved upstand moving from the 12mm hob worktop to the 50mm breakfast bar creates beautiful lines while hiding the steel engineering below to allow the breakfast bar to float.

To complete this stunning kitchen, our client chose understated lights over the breakfast bar, which are simple yet subtle so that the eye lines are not diminished.

The polished concrete floor has an industrial feel, complimented by the unit leg system.

Crittal doors are installed at the background entrance, leading to the boot room, while contrasting levels separate the kitchen and dining areas within.

The incredible design by Donald Bentley Architects, carries through to even the smallest of details, including the skirting with shadow gaps as an example, led to the streamlined approach we applied to the kitchen design.

This is a sublime kitchen and we were thrilled with the final result. Simple, minimalist, clean, and light but with family and function at its core.


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