Blue Tones Living
Bespoke Manchester Kitchen
This stunning Manchester kitchen is a carefully considered and bespoke design, resulting in a contemporary and stylish “living kitchen”.
Our client had a good idea about the look and feel she wanted to achieve with the finished space. We worked closely together to create the custom design.
Sustainability is very important to our client, so we designed the kitchen to incorporate a number of eco materials.
The Sustainable Kitchen Ingredients:
The beautiful kitchen worktop around the sink is made from recycled glass.
Sustainably-sourced and PEFC certified solid oak forms the worktop for the central kitchen peninsula.
Timber adds warmth and character to the room. It also contrasts beautifully with the stunning blue colours.
The blue shaker doors are painted in Little Greene’s Royal Navy Blue and Air Force Blue.
The reeded glass doors above the sink recess lends a feeling of space and openness. These cabinets are hung at a higher level to allow extra clearance and enhance this sense of space.
All the core kitchen cabinets are ultra-sustainable as they are made from a special eco board. We use a board made from timber that is 100% recycled, so no tree is felled in its production.
The Kitchen Design
We designed the kitchen to be a highly functional space, to make it a pleasure to cook and spend time in.
The zone between the sink, fridge and hob works well and we built two full height larder-style storage units to house dry goods.
The central kitchen peninsula is capacious and contains numerous storage drawers and cupboards as well as a pullout bin.
Hexagonal tiles in the splashback bring a modern twist to the traditional style belfast sink.
The ultra modern taps, including the Quooker Nordic Round boiling water tap add to the functionality of the kitchen and add to the contemporary feel.
This fabulous custom kitchen is tucked away in the Derbyshire countryside. It loads of character as well as boasting some fantastic bespoke features.
Our clients were extending their original kitchen, adding to the rear of the property. They wanted to create more kitchen space, an additional sitting and living room and more.
Our clients wanted a partition to separate the “front of house” living area with the utility room and WC. We designed the resulting feature timber wall, with hidden door access to the space behind and the back door. Acting as a breaker between the two zones, it also provides a large amount of concealed custom storage in the process.
Our clients were inspired by a Herzog and De Meuron-designed building in San Fransisco. The building has a bespoke circular textured copper cladding and wanted to incorporate this feel to their new living space.
We took this as the starting point for their fabulous feature wall. The circles are echoed throughout the kitchen with the door cutout handles of the kitchen cabinets.
Our client was also keen to have original glass artwork in the kitchen design, to add character. The resulting glass splashback and kitchen window sill were handmade by a talented Sheffield artist. They bring a beautiful texture and custom feature to the space.
Other bespoke features include the wine rack from birch-faced ply to match the open shelving with integrated LED lighting. We also shortened the dining table to fit the space better (yes, the table was enormous before!).
The new custom-made kitchen-diner has a lovely airy feel to it, yet the use of wood, combined with the muted earthy tones makes it feel warm and cosy. The bespoke design definitely creates a feeling of “Natural Harmony”.
Our brief with this lovely shaker kitchen was to provide our clients with a compact kitchen that maximised the space. Key to our clients was being able to eat in the new kitchen, without the constant disruption of a permanent kitchen table.
Their previous kitchen table interrupted the flow of movement around the space and made cooking awkward – not what you want from a kitchen!
We designed a compact kitchen to use the available space efficiently.
The extra tall wall cabinets make the most of the high ceilings in the property and maximise storage and aesthetics.
Our neat solution for the table problem, was to design and create a pull-out table which slotted away between cabinets when not in use. Made from solid oak, the table is sturdy and feels lovely as well.
The mechanism for the table is smooth and sleek. You push the handle and extend the table out and it locks in position. When you push the handle again and the table slides neatly away between the drawers.
We also created a sliding kitchen door from their original victorian internal door, so that space in the room was not compromised.
A boiling water tap eliminates the need for a kettle, freeing up space on the kitchen sides.
The resulting bespoke kitchen is a fine example of a compact shaker kitchen which uses the space well and meets the clients needs.
Oak and Green
Our clients had a small terraced off-shot kitchen and asked us to create a space which worked more efficiently and allowed them to eat and entertain in one room.
We knocked through from their dining room, to the original kitchen and opened it up to create one bespoke living space.
We then incorporated a number of bespoke features to make the space work more efficiently.
The central focus of the room is the solid oak breakfast bar. We took a flexible approach to this, designing it to flip up and down. It seats seven when fully extended. When not in use, the end leaf can be dropped, to ease the flow of movement around the room.
To ease the cooking process, we created a moveable basket unit to allow our client to re-position it alongside the hob, to create a food prep zone with additional work surface area.
To maximise storage space, the wall cabinets were designed to run all the way to the ceiling. In addition we designed the plinths to be extra low and the worktop slightly higher, to increase the internal space of the lower cabinets.
The result is a great new cooking and dining room, with a more open feel and a more usable space.