The client came to us after recently moving back from Germany and wanted to install a contemporary kitchen with a traditional twist into their new countryside home in North Yorkshire. A plan to extend the current kitchen into a large open space gave us the scope to play around with different designs though the kitchen area was still defined by the previous space.
We developed many designs and layouts with the client to finally end up with a scheme that was meticulously planned down to the location of each of the client’s 100 spices.
At the top of the brief was a large island that could cater for the client’s passion for cooking and the ability to move to different spaces for preparation. Though the island incorporated the majority of the worktop space, we created further space for preparation/mixing within the old chimney breast and a further worktop within a pocket door system where tea and coffee could be made but also shut off when not required.
Our challenge was to extend the kitchen island into the new living space giving a sense of cohesion without feeling like the kitchen was dominating the space. This was achieved by extending a built-in dining table off the kitchen island which wrapped around to a ‘dresser’ area on the other side of the island.
The colour palette was chosen to give a contemporary feel with the concrete doors on the island, but the traditional element came with oak handle-less doors dominating the perimeter cabinetry. The final seating area for 6 people was positioned within the new extension defined by pendant lighting by Tom Dixon.
Storage was key throughout the design so tall larders were placed along the back run with capacity for dry food storage along with integrated larder fridge and larder freezer. New Generation 7 Miele appliances finished off the contemporary feel but also gave the functionality that the client was demanding for cooking and baking.
A full lighting scheme was planned to project in specific areas over the island and walkways along with integrated lighting into shelves and the pocket door cabinet so ambient lighting could be achieved when entertaining guests. Overall, the client was thrilled with the scheme and was looking forward to entertaining with friends and family at their new dining table.
Cost of Project: £52,419.25View this retailer's profile