USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 76

Bold composition Compact though it may be, this highly functional kitchen still makes a strong design statement With the right design, even a small kitchen can make a big impact, as this project shows. Designer Colin Wright of Porcelanosa Studio says the project was influenced by the original kitchen in the same spot. “The existing kitchen had an ungainly boxed soffit below the ceiling, and an equally unattractive corrugated steel backsplash. Because we didn’t 74 know if these elements were concealing services and ducting, I chose to incorporate a wall cavity to allow for any potential obstacles, and the repositioning of all services.” The wood framing was clad with concrete panels that resemble a rendered concrete wall. This complem V