HABITAT KITCHENS:
STREATHAM

Georgina Coke came to Habitat on the recommendation of a friend and left with a kitchen that rethought the layout, incorporated materials she’d already sourced and helped her think outside the box on design.

Grey and white fitted kitchen with colourful kitchen utensils

OPERATION DREAM KITCHEN

My flat is in a Victorian conversion in Streatham, South London. The kitchen is of quite a good size so I wanted somewhere where I would be able to cook and eat comfortably, with a better layout and a good use of space.

Wooden chopping board with knife and orange pepper grinder on laminate kitchen worktop

A MEETING OF THE MINDS

On the recommendation of a friend, who was very excited having seen Habitat’s kitchen showroom in their Tottenham Court Road store, I went to take a look at the range. The staff were so helpful; they had really cool ideas, understood what I was looking for and had great designs. An added bonus was that they gave me the option to spread payments.

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

I couldn’t afford a granite worktop and I really liked the look of concrete (although I’ve heard that it can chip really easily) so I was directed to a laminate which fools everyone! I love it in combination with the two-tone units. That’s something I wouldn’t have even thought of doing without the designer’s input.

Kitchen hob with yellow storage jar
Sink with silver tap and black dish drainer

INNOVATIVE IDEAS

Habitat were really great at helping me develop my own ideas, for example: I’d already sourced the tiles so they helped me find a design that worked with that; I really wanted a breakfast bar so they made a site visit to help me visualise that; they suggested that I move the sink under the window, which I now absolutely love. In general, they were just more flexible and innovative in their thinking.

cafetiere and 3 mugs