In Brief

This fabulously modern kitchen in a period home. Recycled glass worktops and a feature island with reclaimed oak top are beautiful as well as durable. A boiling water tap and wine fridge bring high-end functionality and make cooking a joy.

In Detail

This fabulously modern kitchen makes a wonderful contrast to the 16th Century house. The period surroundings and bespoke detailing make it particularly special. The sustainable worktops are stunning and the feature bespoke kitchen island is the heart of the new kitchen.

The brief

Our clients had inherited an old and quirky kitchen, which included an unnecessary staircase. Taking up one corner of the room, the staircase took up too much space and blocked all the natural light.

We had two options, go completely traditional, or go modern in a way that fitted into the fantastic old room. After lengthy discussions with our clients, we came up with a design which let the room’s enormous character do the talking, whilst fitting sleekly around it, providing a highly practical modern kitchen with a subtle yet beautiful character of its own.

Opening up the space

Removing the staircase and re-instating the original beamed ceiling gave us a larger, more open space to play with. Re-building the porch with a smaller footprint also helped, and installing fan lights at the top allowed more light through into the room.

The kitchen floor needed lifting to allow services to the island and we then reinstated sections of the floor that had been removed in the past and cleaned and re-sealed the floor.

Feature bespoke kitchen island

The feature bespoke island is the heart of the kitchen. It accommodates not only a row of seating, but a hob, small sink and boiling water tap and storage too. The worktop is reclaimed oak, with a recycled glass surround for the small sink area.

Sustainable worktops

The kitchen boasts sustainable worktops from two different materials. The reclaimed oak island is the centre of the action, housing the hob and prep sink, complete with boiling water tap. It also provides a generous seating area for the guests to watch the action take place. The kitchen combines a beautiful recycled glass worktop and detailing with muted tones of oak. To see another kitchen that combines recycled glass and timber click here.

The result

This kitchen is the perfect example of where modern meets characterful. By working with the period features of the room we have created a kitchen that complements this 16th century house. Our clients are delighted with the result and how we have transformed the space.

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