Leaky House Project Kitchen
The kitchen has a great outlook with plenty of natural lighting.
As each level of the house drops down to the next, the overhead
ceiling is glass panels, giving the house a very open, connected
feeling to the environment. The climate in this area is very temperate,
meaning that the glass does not contribute to excessive heat in
summer or cold in winter. However, at present the glass roof areas
are only single glazed, and as the climate is changing to one that
offers even hotter summers and cooler winters, this may be an issue
in the future.
Kitchen Entry From Top Landing
The kitchen area is entered from the top landing that cascades
down five steps to the mid-tier level of the house.
This level is shared by the kitchen to the north [remember this
house is in the southern hemisphere where northerly aspects are
the sunniest], and a library, media area to the south.
The flooring mix of carpet and hard flooring under the bench stools
makes sitting at this area somewhat uncomfortable.
Kitchen Northern Aspect
Kitchen Southern Aspect to Day Living
View From Main Living Area
The overhead windows contribute too much sunlight in the summer,
making the bench adjacent to the sink unit unusable. The area offers
plenty of space.
I was hoping to avoid the expense of replacing my kitchen, however,
since most MDF kitchens do not fare well when exposed to moisture,
my kitchen was starting to deteriorate.
Since I had been advised to allow a bit of budget to change a few
things so that spending such a huge sum did at least result in something
new to look forward to I added a new kitchen to the list.
It makes sense to turn the kitchen completely around so that the
sink unit is in the benchtop between the two rooms, making it easier
for me to remain engaged with both conversation and television viewing
whilst meal preparation.
The pantry currently contains all the food items plus all the everyday
dinner ware. This is insufficient for current needs, hence I will
factor in new storage space to the redesign.
The kitchen is also open to the main living area belong through
a wall space. This keeps an open flow to all living areas.
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