This superbly renovated kitchen was one of our most recent projects, for which the homeowners had in mind a particular style and finish they wanted to achieve. As a result, the spacious, bright and airy kitchen-diner has been transformed into a stylish and welcoming, multi-purpose space, with clever zoning introduced through the use of colour, materials and accessories.
The kitchen centres around a large, rectangular island, with a mix of both storage and negative space for stools, providing room for both socialising and working from home. The work surfaces are solid Calcatta Vita quartz in brilliant white, threaded through with wisps of smokey grey detailing to add depth. The sink is a hand-cast ceramic Belfast sink by shaws of Darwen and- as is an emerging trend- is set within the island itself.
The homeowners opted for traditional Shaker-style cabinetry, and the classic five-panel design has been
hand-painted in Farrow and Ball All White for the perimeter and Hague Blue for the island. This stark contrast of colours is not only popular amongst modern designers, but also creates a natural divide between cooking and preparation areas, and dining and socialising. The mix of spotlights and pendants over the island enhance this idea, with the ability to control the lighting levels and adjust the ambience of the space on a whim.
The Westin Cache extractor hood was installed into the original mantle, whilst the traditional Rangemaster oven and hob nestle snugly within the original fireplace. The cooker is mirrored on either side by matching wall and base cabinetry, with further storage to the righthand side. The bespoke, floor-to-ceiling pantry includes Calcatta quartz shelving, custom spice rack, and internal drawers for a variety of storage solutions. The bi-fold worktop cabinets house small appliances such as kettle and toaster, providing a hideaway breakfast nook- a feature which is becoming increasingly popular in modern homes.
Accessories such as the Perrin and Rowe tap and Armac Martin handles and hinges are finished in burnished brass, adding a touch of elegance and welcome contrast of materials. The handles are a mix of Cotswold drawer pulls and MIX Diamond Knurled knobs.
Budget - £29,000
Including cabinetry, full fitting and worktops