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Familiar Phase: Nurture a countryside enclave

AUG 31, 2015 | By Aditi Gaitonde

Dare to step away from modular mode and revisit a kitchen with a small dining area that’s high on modesty and charm. Architect Pradeep Sachdeva’s home in Gurgaon is where you should look for ideas.Do away with grills and dividers to make a large window that will flood the room with energising natural light. Like Pradeep, take inspiration from Rajasthan and outline the window frames with a delightfully bright colour. Open up the space further with an easy yet ingenious design change. For the door, retain the main frame and replace portions with glass. It’s guaranteed to make a small space look large and a large space look expansive. Kota stone, whitewashed walls and natural wood should be enough for you to achieve this look. Should space permit, place a small dining table for four inside the cookroom to make an open plan kitchen to enjoy interactive meals.