Published at Friday, July 05th 2019, 11:59:22 AM. kitchen cabinet. By Baptiste Marino.
Even as we approach the 21st century,traditional kitchens are as popular as ever. And to meet the demand,kitchen companies are becoming moreadept at incorporating the latest appliancetechnology and modern materials into ourfavorite classic designs.
This is the kind of kitchen the owners ofthis home were looking for. And no expense was spared in finding the rightkitchen that would fulfill their every need.The owners wanted a kitchen that wassuitable for both daily domestic cookingand professional catering for formalentertaining. They chose a kitchen by LaCornue, the famous French company whichfirst designed the innovative concave vaulted oven in 1908.
The kitchen cabinets are a distinctive FrenchBlue enamel with nickel trim. Theappliances and cabinetry were custom-made in France, freighted to the Singaporehome and unpacked on site by a crane. Therange hood was shifted in one piece throughthe kitchen window.
The layout was refigured several timesto best suit the rectangular-sized room.One consideration was the position of the range hood. It had to be placed at the join ofa sloping roof and a flat lower roof.The focus of the kitchen is the large central island which has four gas burnersand two catalytic self-cleaning ovens eachwith electronic ignitions.There’s also an epicerie cabinet forspices, an oil area, stainless steel worktopwith sink and nickel taps, as well as a bain-marie and under bench cabinets. The islandalso includes a handrail on each side andstainless steel splashes back.
The two other working areas areadapted from La Cornue’s Cuisine deChateau kitchen furniture range. Both havestainless steel benchtops. One side incorporates a Traulsen 48 stainless steel fridge/freezer, two corner shelves, two wine racks,dishwasher cabinets, and sink. The other side features a potager cabinet with wicker baskets, an oak butcher’sblock on wheels, utensils and casserole cabinets and a walnut timber shelf. The blackgranite worktop was also imported. All thecopper and stainless steel pots and brassutensils are by La Cornue.The cabinets are contrasted with Italianbeige ceramic floor and wall tiles.