This lovely recycled paper and sold timber kitchen-diner was an exciting project to work on.
The property was bought as two separate flats, and there was previously a bedroom in the ground floor space where this kitchen is now. Our client originally approached us to design a kitchen for them and we drew plans up for this ‘bedroom’ space. However, after further thought they decided to extend the property and we redesigned a kitchen to fit a new extended ground floor.
The room that was extended had some original high cupboards above the door, which they were keen to incorporate into the new kitchen. These cupboards are visible in some of the photos. The building work also uncovered a brick archway in the chimney breast, which we opened up. This created the perfect space to accommodate a large range-style oven.
The brief was to include a big kitchen island, a dresser/large cupboard and a smaller unit nearer the oven. Also on the list was lots of counter space, some ‘unfitted’ or freestanding pieces of furniture, such as a dresser or sideboard. Our client wanted a vintage/shabby chic/eclectic sort of feel, incorporating lots of wood with industrial style touches.
The result is a stunning kitchen. 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 shelvee 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 “Pidgeon” and “Shaded White”. It all comes together beautifully.