Top 5 Kitchen Designs by Swiss Interior
Here are our picks on the top 5 kitchen designs by renowned interior design company Swiss Interior
If we were to hazard a guess, we’d say that one of the more difficult spaces in a home to design has to be the kitchen.
After all, you can’t just design based on aesthetics alone, as you would also have to account for the functionality of the space, especially if the homeowners cook fairly often. You wouldn’t want a kitchen that looks nice but is a hassle to cook in! In a high-use environment, factors that come into play include the many splashes and spills of food or condensation as a result of steam, which are just some of the many things to consider when deciding on a kitchen design.
Of course, that certainly doesn’t mean that your kitchen has to be dreary or flat. This brings us to our list of the Top 5 Kitchen Designs by local interior design firm Swiss Interior, which shows us how, with the proper expertise, kitchens can be both aesthetically pleasing and yet functional and practical at the same time.
The first home in our line-up is a 4-room HDB designed in the ever-popular Minimalist style, with a mixture of wood tones against a clean white palette. This design concept is extended to the kitchen, where the colour scheme is replicated on both the wall and fittings in a semi-open concept layout. What also caught our eye is how the top-level cabinets are accentuated by simple lights which shine down and showcase the intricacy of the wood grain surface.
In terms of functionality, there are also some nifty hidden features that help to facilitate a whole range of cooking requirements. According to Swiss Interior, one of such features involves the incorporation of collapsible windows, which enables the flexibility of converting the semi-open kitchen into a closed kitchen, when heavy cooking is involved.
Overall, we like how clean and simple the kitchen is, and the light colour palettes of grey, brown and white make it a very visually appealing space to exercise some culinary finesse.
For those who envision not cooking a whole lot, or are constrained for space in a small unit, there are ways to go about customising a small corner to accommodate light cooking. This brings us to a quaint little 2-bedder condominium in Grandeur Park Residences, located in the Bedok – Upper East Coast area.
Instead of being a conventional kitchen with your stovetop and hood, the kitchen space has been converted to be more of pantry space, to facilitate a sink and some simple functions like a microwave and a coffee machine. The look is completed with a simple countertop with bar seats for the homeowners to enjoy meals or drinks. For the design style, the space adopts a wood-on-wood Scandinavian look, with contrasting orangey-red bar stools to add some pop and vibrancy. Overall, it exudes a very classic vibe that you might find in some older bars or cafes, and perfect for the small 2-bedder home.
Next up on our list is a contemporary and almost ethereal-looking kitchen, within a 4-bedder condominium also located in the Upper East Coast area.
According to Swiss Interior, the design approach for this home involved incorporating a seamless palette of airy whites and dignified grays, across a wide variety of textures which include marble, which you can see here on the walls of the kitchen. As you may know, marble is associated with luxury, glamour and elegance, and it’s this same spirit that is echoed throughout the home, including the kitchen space. As you can see, there is ample room for a variety of functions, and having pockets of green in the form of plants helps to break the monotony of an all-white environment. It looks almost like what you’d expect in a Michelin-starred restaurant kitchen!
Another thing we like about the kitchen is that may not be as easily noticeable. To further enhance the luxury and elegance of the space, Swiss Interior included gold accents in the knobs and handles of the fittings, along with a track lighting fixture to accentuate the layers. On the whole, the kitchen gives off a timeless classic look that is absolutely exquisite, and would make cooking an enjoyable affair!
Switching up the usual earthy tones of brown and white is a kitchen in a slightly uncommon colour – blue. This brings us to a very spacious 5-room resale HDB in Anchorvale Drive.
Right off the bat, what immediately catches your attention is the blue, which is slightly muted so that it doesn’t come off as jarring, but also prominent enough to distinguish itself against the usual white and brown commonly found in a number of design styles. For functionality, there are also a variety of storage solutions hidden in the various cupboards and cabinets, which help in ensuring a clutter-free zone.
You might also notice the hexagonal tessellations on the wall, which we have to say work very well in injecting a bit of fun and playfulness into the overall design.
Rounding up our list of the Top 5 Kitchen Designs by Swiss Interior is a kitchen/dining area that can easily pass off for a top-rated restaurant.
First off, the design theme involves integrating textured surfaces with wood-panelled flooring. In terms of furnishings, the kitchen and dining area use dark brown and black-themed furniture, which creates a somewhat bold and vintage look. The space is also adequately lit with trace lights lining the kitchen area, and orb drop lights over the dining area. Bathed in warm light, the space creates a very warm and comforting mood, and definitely an inviting space for food and fellowship.
As seen from the photo above, adding splashes of red here and there elevate the space even further, and can create a warm romantic mood. Having red ornaments or flowers and placing them as centrepieces highlights the beauty of the space, and certainly makes this space worthy of a top 5.
Interested to find out more about Swiss Interior? Check out their portfolio of works on their website.