A beautiful coffee station, integrated in the hallway between the open kitchen and the work kitchen, has a cupboard with glasses and beans at the top and bottom and a handy sliding shelf. The rinsing, cooling and freezing columns are hidden behind the door panels that go through the units and are aligned with the upper part of the windows and the lower part of the ceiling for a clear architectural line. A wooden beam that has been restored from the original structure of the house defines the formal kitchen and completes the carpeted floor and cupboard in warm white oak. In the open plan kitchen thin strips of aluminium enhance the design of the fridge door and the oak coated hood. The non-contact locks in the cooking island drawers eliminate intrusive accessories that would compromise the soft character of their oak faces. A suspended ceiling painted in matt grey creates architectural interest and an informal accent in the world of work. The practical sink step can be folded into a thin vertical drawer that fits into a storage space.