Toh Yi House
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2. Sharp yet comfortableDesigner: Ming ArchitectsKitchen features: Truly open in design, this mid-century-cum-contemporary dry kitchen has split cooking spaces that wrap around a central dining area, which is quite unique yet great for entertaining. While the back wall features a stovetop with plenty of prep space surrounding it, and a sink set into the wide island, the wall to the right houses multiple ovens, a requirement for a homeowner who loves to cook and bake for family and friends.When the homeowners are entertaining, guests can stand around the island or sit at the long dining table and still be in easy communication with the chef. This is a big part of the appeal of such an open kitchen-dining area.
The Right HeightThe light you hang over your table needs to be hung high enough to not block the view, but low enough to effectively light up your tabletop. Typically, dining room fixtures are hung 76 to 91 centimetres above the surface of the table.The Bright StuffThe total wattage of all of your light fixtures bulbs should be between 200 and 400 watts. That will provide sufficient light, and the perfect amount of ambience too!
The wife, who likes to cook and bake, requested for a large dry kitchen. The design team fulfilled her wish and more by delivering a space that is bright and streamlined, as well as fitted with ample storage. White Carrara marble not only dominates the flooring and countertop, but also make a striking statement in the backsplash. “We were looking for a strong book-matched pattern as a focal point for the kitchen. We tried a few variations with different book-matched patterns and settled on this one as it looked the most visually arresting,” says Tan.