Combining different spaces to create a flowing and practical kitchen
The Battle Shaker kitchen was made easier to design because it was basically two rooms, the working part and the living part. The working part of the kitchen was split into two – the cooking side and the sink side. The cooking side was defined by the Aga. The positioning of the oven at the end was helped by the way the door opened and keeps the main working appliances as far from the living area as possible. The fridge is on the other end, so it is not far from the main working area but also easily accessible for the dining room and the family area. Having all the tall units on this side really worked aesthetically because anyone entering the kitchen from the family area is going to see the bookcase (on the end of the fridge) and the open worktop of the sink side ... giving a spacious, open feel.
The sink area worked well because the backup hob is isolated and doesn’t affect the working area of the worktop. The living area provides more of that precious commodity, storage and additional work surface, while still looking interesting with lots of angles and an open shelf unit placed centrally in the wall units.