The Open House
Photographer : Kunal Bhatia
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However small the kitchen may be, contemporary design gives the illusion of a larger space, thanks to its seamless look. While steel, granite and glass are the most oft-used materials, wood works wonderfully well too, especially when combined with metal, as in this kitchen. It brings an element of warmth while its linear lines add a smartness that will never go out of style.Click here to see Indian kitchens that ooze contemporary charm
1. Firm: Studio Nishita KamdarThe kitchen features retractable glass doors to cordon off the area when required, or slide back to create an open-plan space. There’s also an extended breakfast counter for breakfast and quick meals.
4. Create a high partitionConstruct a partition which is high enough to prevent direct view of the kitchen countertop; it could simultaneously work as a breakfast counter. Such partitions should be at least 8-10 inches above the level of the countertop.
1. Culinary hideawayCreated as an artfully private yet open kitchen nook by Studio Nishita Kamdar, this compact and modern kitchen design style holds a smart mix of sleek finishes, from a metallic double-door fridge and matte grey tiles to walnut-toned woodwork in an assortment of natural grains. The elevated breakfast bar successfully masks any clutter on the counter behind it. It is hooded by a high-gloss, black-and-white chimney that also makes for a tasteful accent.
Winner (kitchen): Studio Nishita KamdarA kitchen with retractable glass doors can cordon off the area when required or be opened to create an open-plan space. Plus we love the extended breakfast counter for quick, short meals. Want to see the rest of this Mumbai home?
At one end of the living room is the kitchen with retractable glass doors that can cordon off the area when required or be opened to create an open-plan space.
Cons: Too many cooks can actually spoil the broth here due to this kitchen’s compact layout. This type of kitchen can feel dark and claustrophobic if there is insufficient natural light or lack of proper ventilation, or if one goes overboard with the cabinets. Since it cannot include a dining area, it may cut off the cook from the conversations and socialising outside.