Kitchen upcycling at its best

By April 27, 2018Classic
A barnes Kitchen with free standing furniture

We have worked for Barbara & Trevor for over 30 years, making various pieces of furniture with the original kitchen design completed back in 2003. When they got in touch last year to say they had plans to extend the cottage we were delighted to find ourselves back in the kitchen, discussing how we could re-use as much of the existing cabinetwork as possible and eating chocolate & ginger biscuits.

It became clear quite quickly once we had the floor plan on the board that Pat could reuse almost everything, including the existing work surfaces & majority of appliances within his design.

Kitchen design manufacture and installation

A barnes handmade kitchen fitted in a character cottage in Devon

One run with the exception of an extra piece of granite after losing the domino hob, upgrade of the fridge & slight adaption of the wall cabinet to house the new Oak beam, was beautifully refurbished and put back in place. The entire original sink run including the sink & tap is now the Aga face of the island which is complemented by Ethan’s show stopping Elm top.

Handmade freestanding kitchen furniture

A handmade wooden kitchen dresser in a Devon cottage kitchen

The new Aga is complemented by new cabinet work, made to the exact specification of the existing furniture so it’s almost impossible to tell the old from the new. The room is then completed with the elegant open rack dresser, made to house Barbara’s wonderful collection of pottery.

Handmade kitchen furniutre and kitchen island

Beautiful Elm wood kitchen island with belfast sink and swan neck tap fitting

It was the icing on the cake to find ourselves working with Stuart Mason of Mason Construction & Woodford Architects.

From start to finish this has been an absolute pleasure. The warmest welcome & enthusiasm by Barbara & Trevor & the hard work by the whole team involved has achieved this breath taking result which is also a fine example of upcycling at it’s very best!  Quality design & furniture that last’s and lasts and lasts………………………………..

See the original kitchen that was fitted in 2003 below – what a transformation !

The original Barnes kitchen from 2003

The original Barnes kitchen from 2003

 

The other end of the original Barnes kitchen from 2003

The original kitchen from the other side

 

 

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