Designer: Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group
Goal: When this Commercial Street home was passed on from one generation to the next, the owners came to Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group, asking them repurpose the interior space to better suit the needs of a young professional couple. “Design stipulations included full data capability in all rooms, an integrated entertainment system, and a comprehensive high-specification kitchen,” notes Martin Warren, founder of Vanglo. “Clean lines allowed for a design that will need minimal maintenance in the future. It was intended that the end result would be entirely unrecognizable from the original living space.”
Inspiration: Working with interior designer Donna Toppings, the Vanglo team sought to give the clients a clean, modern space they could use as a canvas for their own personalities.
Breakdown: After the team removed interior walls on the main floor, an open-plan living room area was arranged around this prominent chef’s kitchen with an 11-foot island topped with a Caesarstone counter that cascades to meet the floor. A Bosch wine fridge and dishwasher are tucked in the island, making for easy clean-up and party prep. Sleek Sistemalux Micro Titan LED lights hang over the counter and Lucia barstools from Furnitura Interiors add a hint of natural warmth against the gray, high-gloss painted wood cabinetry.
Tips to Get the Look: “Space planning is key,” Warren says. “Look at the bones of your interior and consider opening up the rooms where possible. The more time you spend on space planning, the more money you will save in the end and the happier you will be. Nothing can take the place of a good plan.”
Image Courtesy of Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group.