Our clients’ house was bought as two separate flats so there was a lot of shuffling around and restructuring to do, to create their new family home.
Where this kitchen is now, there was previously a bedroom, and our original designs were to turn the bedroom into a kitchen. On reflection, our clients decided to take the plunge and extend the property to incorporate a larger kitchen-diner, which resulted in this fabulous new living space.
Our client wanted a unique kitchen with an eclectic feel, incorporating lots of wood and industrial-style touches.Our brief was to include a large kitchen island, a dresser and some ‘unfitted’ or freestanding pieces of furniture. It was important that our design restored the original Victorian cupboards above the doorway. We opened up the chimney breast to uncover a brick archway in the chimney breast – the perfect place to accommodate a large range-style oven.
The result is a stunning kitchen. The kitchen island with the recycled paper work surface is the centre-piece of the living space. It houses a double belfast sink as well as a dishwasher and storage units on the far side.
Complementing it are a freestanding solid oak open shelving unit with recycled paper shelves and a dresser with a reclaimed iroko sideboard.
The iroko was previously school lab benches, complete with chewing gum and grafitti. The solid painted shaker doors are painted in the Farrow and Ball shades “Pigeon” and “Shaded White”.
The kitchen is unique – a stunning, sustainable kitchen-diner living space.