Designer    Feature 01 Mar 2016

Kitchen brand Schmidt puts practicality first with new space-saving kitchen collection

With living space at a premium, increasingly clever solutions are needed to deliver function without making a kitchen look like a workshop…

Whatever size and shape a kitchen happens to be – whether it is in a compact city apartment, open-plan loft or spacious five-bed home – making the most of every inch of space is key to a clean, clutter-free look.

German kitchen brand Schmidt has come up with a kitchen design that it believes offers the answer to delivering all the everyday functionality without having to keep everything on display.

With so much needed for everyday use – including appliances, sink, tap, worksurface and storage – there can be lots left on show, but the Work ‘N’ Hide kitchen can be completely concealed behind doors that fold away behind furniture when it is time to prepare a meal.

Shown here with the Arcos door range in Maverick and Kashmir Grey, it offers the best of both worlds with an open and closed kitchen layout depending on your needs.

Designed to quickly transform the space from a working kitchen to a relaxed living area, three pocket doors hide the sink, oven, microwave and general storage, along with a practical worktop area. Small appliances such as toaster, kettle and coffee machine can also be concealed from view after breakfast, leaving the room with a sleek, contemporary feel.

Storage from Schmidt’s Home Living range combines a mix of open and closed solutions, allowing the option of displaying favourite items and keeping essential utensils, gadgets and cookery books within easy reach.

In an open-plan kitchen-living area, the collection can be used to house and display audio/visual equipment, with sliding doors and drop-down panels that reveal storage compartments for books, DVDs, music and gaming.

For family mealtimes and entertaining at home, the Norway table can be paired with Dream 2 chairs, which come in a choice of five colours with beech legs.


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Published in Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine