Sustainable Kitchens

In Detail

This light and spacious kitchen has a subtly retro feel to it whilst incorporating some contemporary features. The soft cream colour palette and shapely solid oak handles contrast the sharp recycled glass worktop and upstands throughout the kitchen.

Knocking through

Our clients originally had a much smaller kitchen and an archway leading to a break off area alongside with a sofa in it. They wanted to open up the space to read as one much larger room. They were keen to create a light and airy kitchen dining space with the ability to have eight seated around a table. Our designs opened up the room and combined the two areas do just that. The new kitchen is a much lighter space.

Goodbye problem-areas

Making these changes, and starting the new kitchen from scratch allowed the client the opportunity to get rid of the cornicing they didn’t like, achieve dedicated storage for their hoover (which never really had a home before) and block up an old aga vent that had been annoying them. Saying goodbye to an older and more traditional style kitchen, they relished the move to a kitchen with slab doors. This also meant that there were no ridges to think about cleaning.

Integrated appliances

The new kitchen boasts integrated appliances, tucking away a Neff Slide and Hide oven, a Bosch fridge and dishwasher drawers. In addition, they wanted to create a cupboard to hide away their existing dishwasher out of sight. We also designed the bins to be pull-out bins, hidden away. All this helped create a tidy space with clean lines. The Neff Slide and Hide self-cleaning oven complements the traditional AGA, bringing more cooking and baking options.

Added extras

“Decent wine racks” were key to the final design – we made sure there was a copious amount of storage for wine bottles. Plus open shelving for kilner jars and cookery books.

The finished kitchen is a fabulous new space with clean lines, in a light and airy scandi-style. We love the way the cream, combined with the curve of the oak handles gives the kitchen a retro feel. The high-end appliances make the space highly functional. To see similar scandi-style kitchens, visit our scandi kitchens page.

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