The Plymouth Kitchen
The kitchen was laid out with a central island unit. The island reduces the distances to be travelled whilst preparing food and washing up. The island also gives alternative ways of circulating in the kitchen. Low cupboard units under the windows on the south side offer casual seating for family or visitors engaging with the kitchen users without interrupting their activities. The worktops are finished with industrial rubber. A slatted screen gives stability to the island units, whilst concealing ventilation, gas and electrical supplies to the appliances it houses. The screen was built out of timber recycled from the old kitchen.