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In the Austrian Salzkammergut a modern country kitchen from LEICHT to the centerpiece of an unusual style blend that Studio Grill & Ronacher creates in a couple’s single-family home. An exciting kitchen space is created, peppered with made-to-measure details British elegance and brings American lushness to the cozy Salzkammergut. Special challenge: a old farmer’s buffet from family ownership, which had to be integrated harmoniously into modern kitchen planning. Our kitchen of the month for May.

It is an unusual story that forms the basis of the planning of the gray LEICHT kitchen in the modern country house style. The customers, a couple with grown children, dared to build a new one modern family home in Altaussee in Styria, the “Open House” for children and grandchildren – with one open kitchen as a sociable meeting place for all generations.

Modern country kitchen: planning around an old farmer’s buffet

The Grill & Ronacher team based their plans for the modern country kitchen on a comprehensive briefing from the customer couple. A high-quality trio of materials was desired Wood, stainless steel and ceramics. A special eye-catcher in the kitchen should be one old farmer’s buffet become family property. Also on the wish list: a generous one Side-by-side refrigeratorthat holds enough supplies for large family gatherings as well Wine cabinet for fine wines in good company.

This plays a special role in kitchen planning Wood of the floorboards in white gray oak, which are laid throughout the house: they were created in the Grill & Ronacher workshop Cheeksthat give the LEICHT kitchen an individual, handcrafted touch. Further custom-made: a Wall cladding for the kitchen rear wall that the Look of a carpenter’s kitchen Created with a stringent design line from the floor to the wall.

Consistent design line: the oak wood of the floorboards can also be found in the cheeks of the kitchen furniture and as wall cladding.  This creates the impression of a custom-made unique item.  (Photo: WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher)
Consistent design line: the oak wood of the floorboards can also be found in the cheeks of the kitchen furniture and as wall cladding. This creates the impression of a custom-made unique item. (Photo: WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher)

British country kitchen in a mix of styles: LEICHT kitchen with a high degree of customization

It should be a LEICHT kitchen – with the WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher as one of the few LEICHT dealers in the Salzburg area the customer couple found the ideal studio. The “Avenida” model was customized by the planning team exactly according to the couple’s wishes: For example, the customer wanted a pull-out for tea towels on the kitchen island to keep the reduced optics of the kitchen area. Also one Spice drawer and sockets were added to the island at the customer’s request and the drawers and cupboards were dimensioned and divided exactly according to their ideas.

It sounds unconventional small sink that is installed flush next to the induction hob on the cooking island: in addition to the large one Ceramic sink American style by Villeroy & Boch the customer couple wanted a small basin directly on the stove so that they could easily pour off water and liquids during the cooking process. The Grill & Ronacher team integrated the small basin – also from Villeroy & Boch – in the Landscape format.

In general, customers at Grill & Ronacher particularly appreciate the combination of commercial goods with strong products Degree of customization, says planner Simone Rainer. In the own carpentry workshop arise this way affordable unique itemswithout customers having to invest in a completely made-to-measure carpenter’s kitchen.

“Every kitchen is unique.”

Ing.Simone Rainer, Grill & Ronacher planning team

Brushed fronts with an exciting feel in elegant gray

The frame front in ash is in “Alpine gray” color lacquered and exudes a modern, British-Scandinavian casualness. To the Wood structure To emphasize, the fronts were brushed in advance: This creates a distinctive feel and a optical depth – and the cool color of the kitchen fronts is given a lively tension by the visible wood structure.

Sophisticated electrical appliances: wine cabinet and refrigerated giant with ice cube dispenser

The use of the Electrical appliances in the modern country kitchen supports the reduced design approach of kitchen planning, which, however, makes use of selected statements: while the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher disappear inconspicuously behind the elegant kitchen fronts, the Wine cabinet from Liebherr as well as the opulent Side-by-side refrigerator all the more self-confident with an ice cube dispenser.

As you can see, you can't see anything: the left tall cabinet contains the washing machine and dryer, and the dishwasher is also hidden behind the gray frame front.  The exclusive wine cabinet from Liebherr, on the other hand, is allowed to appear all the more prominent.  (Photo: WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher)
The washing machine and dryer are located in the tall cupboard on the left, and the dishwasher is also hidden behind the gray frame front. The exclusive wine cabinet from Liebherr, on the other hand, is allowed to appear all the more prominent. (Photo: WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher)

white Metro tiles on the kitchen back wall between the work surface and tall cabinets give the room an additional American touch urbanity. On the other hand, this is minimalist Lighting design: Grill & Ronacher milled them LED spots inconspicuously in the floors of the tall cabinets.

Ceramic worktop: resistant, durable and elegant

With the Ceramic countertop von Lechner in the color shade Scuro Roccia has moved a work surface into the modern country kitchen that meets both visual and practical requirements of the highest degree: with the distinctive look of a real – and sensitive – natural stone, the man-made material has all the properties that it is in rough everyday kitchen life needs.

Made from organic components such as feldspar, clay, china clay and quartz particles, the result is a resistant plate: impact-resistant, temperature-resistant as well as scratch- and cut-resistant. In this article, we’ll shed some light on those Advantages and disadvantages of ceramic countertops more precisely.

Filigree and insensitive at the same time: Ceramics counter the demands of everyday kitchen life with a robust surface - and a lot of elegance.  (Photo: WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher)
Filigree and insensitive at the same time: Ceramics counter the demands of everyday kitchen life with a robust surface – and a lot of elegance. (Photo: WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher)

Kitchen and living space planning with Grill & Ronacher: holistic planning with permanent partners

Kitchen planning at Grill & Ronacher takes between two months and two years, summarizes planner Simone Rainer – depending on customer requirements. In this case the studio was already closed Start of the planning phase included in the construction of the family home. Thus could Kitchen and shell planning perfectly matched to each other. An example: the kitchen window was positioned exactly at the height of the worktop to create a visual and functional unit.

On request, the WohnHaus Grill & Ronacher own partner for the kitchen and living space planning of his customers: available inside: from electricians to Installers The planning team has all the necessary trades right through to stonemasons. Get one early enough personal consultation appointment on the website of Grill & Ronacher or learn about the studio and its impressive references on our studio details page.

Between homely cosiness and technical sophistication, this modern country kitchen provides something for every generation of the family inviting starting point time this extraordinary project to fill with life.

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