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The Cross family knew they wanted a stand out space and as soon as they spotted in our studio a black and metallic kitchen this was like love at first sight. I recommended a brighter lighter worktop to help lift and reflect light and giving us the opportunity to add a black feature slat wall framing the tall units and wrapping round to create a feature drinks area next to their dining table.

The boot area is in matching metallic doors and I separated the laundry space to include an area for clothes airers and with a ventilation system on a humidistat a perfect clean space to hide away the drying laundry (also away from the dog).

This design is practical as they have space for vacuum cleaners ironing boards coats and shoes, the laundry baskets and clothes dryers, a fully functioning kitchen with hidden worktop and slide away doors gives the perfect spot for the toaster and coffee machine and a large social island facing the amazing gardens and fields beyond.

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When I went to photograph this kitchen I just didn’t want to leave The family were so relaxed and they couldn’t stop telling me how much they love it and how it makes them smile and all enjoying cooking. This family are a couple in their forties with two daughters and the dog. We laughed about how perfect the colour scheme was as the girls love to bake but not to clean so much!

I hope you like the mix of metallic and matt black lifted by the white veined Quartz and the practical porcelain floor tiles.

The total spend was £46,835.00 for all three areas and including Miele appliances and a Quooker boiling hot water tap.  As most of this was included in the purchase cost of the house they were happy to pay the little extra for the added feature of the bar and slat wall and they said they couldn’t believe how much they had got for their money.

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Project cost: £46,835.00

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