Design kitchen with cooking island:
nice mix of old & new

Right in the centre of the Jordaan, in a charming historic building, SieMatic has made a fine contribution to a spectacular renovation. It concerns an elevated space on the ground floor in the middle of the house, where a modern SieMatic kitchen with cooking island creates a beautiful mix of old and new.

Personalised furniture

The architect involved in this project had often worked with SieMatic and advised the clients to visit the flagship store's showroom at the Vondelpark. With a self-made video of the existing situation under their arm and a list of personal wishes, they started the  conversation with a team of SieMatic. This was followed by a series of 3-D images to visualise the total situation.

After an iterative process, they finally chose a palette of white, stainless steel and dark oak,  matching perfectly the existing light oak floor. To make the wall cupboard seem less dominant, it was placed floating and recessed in a new protruding wall. This resulted in an impressive piece of furniture. And to emphasize the characteristics of the building, such as the various height differences, the wall cupboards jump in relation to the worktop.

The kitchen as connecting factor

The cooking island with the two white glossy round hoods above it is a real eye-catcher. One hood has an integrated extraction and dimmable lighting system, and the other hood complements with lighting only. The top of the adjoining bar table matches well with the top of the dining table in the front house, as well as with the enormous wall cupboard in the background, which nicely connects all the rooms.

Renovation in a monumental building brings with it several challenges, such as existing architectural constructions and unexpected obstacles. It is therefore essential that professionals are also involved in the installation phase and that the entire process is properly supervised. SieMatic's follow up was highly appreciated by the customers.

Dream kitchen at a dream location

After years of living in 't Gooi, the residents wanted to return to the city where they had lived and studied in the past. It turned out to be a quest of four years, during which they visited a lot of different houses. When this property came to their attention, they finally found their dream house.

In the building, which was originally split into an upper and a lower house, a comfortable guesthouse has been furnished in the basement. Family and friends are welcome to stay here for the night or even longer. The kitchen also functions as a central meeting place, making it a real dream living kitchen!

Kitchen materials and appliances

SieMatic Lifestyle PURE handleless design S2
Front material: SimiLaque lotus & smoaked oak veneer
Worktop: Franke stainless steel 4 mm version: brushed
Sink: Franke. Faucet: Quooker flex
Hob: Siemens flex induction. Extractor hood: Wave
Fridge, freezer and dishwasher: Siemens
Oven and microwave: Gaggenau