Mid Century Modern - Bolsterstone
This fabulous mid-century modern kitchen was designed to fit a new space in this bungalow transformation.
Our clients were relocating from London to Sheffield, and were looking for a future-proofed sustainable retirement house which was light, warm, economical and easy to live in. The bungalow they bought had incredible views of the Peak District but needed a full redevelopment to re-work it and create better use of space internally.
Our brief was to both design and install the kitchen and a range of items for the interior — including the home office, bedroom wardrobes, utility room, drop down seat in the hallway and kitchen — from sustainable materials.
We took a style lead from the mid-century modern vibe of the house and used a traditional hardwood, iroko, as the featured timber throughout. Having reclaimed the iroko from school science labs, they were a very sustainable choice. There were also some interesting challenges along the way. We had to find a way to install the hob in front of the window so as not to spoil the view with an overhead extractor while cooking. We used an induction hob with integrated downdraught extractor to keep the clean lines. We also worked closely with the architect and builders from early on in the process, as we wanted to abut worktops up to the wall without disturbing the bespoke insulation membrane, which was a fundamental part of this near-passive house.
The final result is a lovely light kitchen with sleek lines and a minimalist feel to it. With two ovens, a warming drawer a pantry and an induction hob with a downdraught extractor, the space is highly functional and carefully designed to aid flow throughout.