Our client approached us to design a modern lighting scheme for a new kitchen extension and provide a new audio visual system for the family entertainment room.
This kitchen centers around a stunning central island. Our task was to provide adequate functional light with the addition of accent lighting for key focal points. The suspended bulkhead (specially designed by ourselves to house the in-ceiling extractor) mirrors the exact shape and size of the island and utilises hi-performance LED lighting tape which up-lights the ceiling, providing more than enough ambient light. Glare free rectangular LED down lighters (reflecting the island linearity) are used to provide the high level of task lighting required on the work surfaces.
Smaller complementary down lighters are used to accent light furniture throughout. LED tape was also used to light an old fireplace and at low level around the island plinths to give a "floating" effect. A slate feature wall was up-lit with in-ground LED up lighters and the glass cabinets were lit with miniature adjustable LED down lighters. Additional LED AR111 spot lights were used to provide flexible lighting in the dining area. The lights are controlled via numerous circuits and are all fully dimmable, providing the client with maximum flexibility.
The A/V system is a simple setup, but the key was to keep it as clutter free as possible. The scheme consisted of two new TV locations, with the media room also having an in-ceiling surround sound speaker system. The client already owned numerous entertainment sources which they wanted connected to both TV's but didn't want the equipment on show. We designed a scheme whereby all the sources and equipment were stored remotely in racks, but could be viewed and operated at each TV location by a single remote.In addition, to support the new and existing equipment, we provided a new hard-wired CAT6 network infrastructure complementing this with a robust and reliable managed WiFi system, utilising both internal and external access points, to cover the whole site (around 1/2 an acre).