This kitchen forms part of a brand new extension that is flooded with natural light from large bi-fold doors. The brief was to help our customers create a spacious, open plan family kitchen that would work for keen cooks and have plenty of space for entertaining.
This smooth painted shaker is lovely buttermilk tone called ‘Flow Country’ with lay on doors. The light creaminess of the colour really adds to the spacious feel of the kitchen but without the starkness you can get with pure white. We particularly love the tongue and groove side panels on all the exposed sides in this style of kitchen. They’re a great feature for adding character.
Using a combination of granite worktops with an oak top on the island works really well in this kitchen. The granite is a Sensa granite by Cosentino in ‘Ice Blue’. Sensa is a revolutionary protective treatment that provides the granite with a high resistance to stains and comes with a 15 year warranty, making it a really robust product for a hard working kitchen. The real beauty with choosing granite of course is the unique flecks of colour, patterns and veining that occur naturally. No two slabs are the same and due to the style of the Ice Blue granite being distinctly flecked and veined, it was important to ensure the slabs would all work together. We took our customers to the stone fabricators in person to see the stone up close, and choose the slabs for their kitchen.
A kitchen for experienced cooks needs the right appliances. Miele appliances were chosen throughout, apart from the American style fridge freezer and wine cooler which is Liebherr and the tap which is Quooker.
Completing this kitchen are gorgeous brushed satin brass, knurled handles by Crofts and Assinder. We haven’t used them with cream tones before but absolutely will be doing so again, we love this combination!
The rounded edges you see on the island and on the work top and cupboard next to the fridge freezer soften the detail as the kitchen opens out into the living and dining area.
The oak top on the island not only looks great but has a tactile warmth to it which we love in this big space. You can really imagine starting the day here with your cup of coffee.
Our customers were keen to incorporate a mantel, but without it looking like a chimney or too traditional for a modern house. In addition, they also wanted built in storage to capitalise on the area around the hob for utensils, spices and sauces. We designed a bespoke mantel with recesses built in for cooking accessories and kept the mantel area itself, square and classic in style. This design is in keeping with the style of kitchen but without looking like a chimney.
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