Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Kitchen (3)


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Quite often in kitchen design the cooker/hood area tends to be a focal point in the new kitchen. So we've shown this area with 3 design alternatives, above & below, to give you some ideas about what you can achieve.

The design above is the most striking. A false chimney breast was created, which has a real Mackintosh architectural feel. This makes a real visual statement in the kitchen. This is where having a designer who thinks outside the box really pays off. Like the stained glass kitchen, on page 2, it uses features other than the kitchen units to capture the Mackintosh look. The units themselves are very straight forward.

The concealed integrated extractor is built in under the chimney. It has the bonus of spotlights to highlight the cooking area while you work. The chimney could have been painted any colour you like.

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The 2nd design variation shows a more conventional traditional style cooker hood, with a typical Mackintosh curved lower rail. Again this uses a concealed integrated extractor built in underneath.

But the focal point are the 9 squares design on the back wall. They set the Mackintosh feel all by themselves. There are various ways to do them, and use whatever colours you prefer; we show a version in red to the right of the main photo above.

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The 3rd design variation doesn't actually look like Mackintosh style, with a conventional curved extractor. It you wanted to go this route we would suggest adding some feature units to add the mackintosh style to the kitchen. Like the corner display unit above or the feature column & stained glass windows below. Along with Mack. style handles these would give the kitchen a mackintosh style.

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The use of authentic Mackintosh looking handles, as the examples shown. There are now quite a few Mackintosh handle designs available. Spend money on good handles, they'll pay for themselves day in day out.




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