Coastal Terraced House
This former galley kitchen to the rear of a terraced property in Whitley Bay was reconfigured and reimagined to become a modern open plan multifunctional space for the family to enjoy.
Photos By Katie Lee
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Kitchen at a GlanceWho lives here? Katie Lee, an interiors photographer, her husband, their two young daughters and Baxter the dogLocation Whitley Bay, Tyne and WearProperty A traditional Georgian worker’s terraceRoom dimensions It’s an L-shaped space: the kitchen is 4.2 x 2.6m; the dining area is 2.5 x 5.4m Designer Cathy Dean of Cathy Dean Interior DesignPhotos by Katie LeeThis view of the kitchen shows one of the many clever touches Cathy came up with to expand the sense of space in this small terrace. The patterned floor tiles run from the front door right down to the cloakroom and up the wall to form a backsplash.“We created this carpet of tiles running from front to back to make the space feel bigger,” she explains. To allow for the backsplash detail, the loo was repositioned. This also keeps it out of sight as you come into the house. “I always think there’s something awful about looking directly at a loo,” Cathy says. “We always try to make the view into each room beautiful.”