With so much space and an abundance of natural light we were excited to get to grips with the kitchen design, the lay out and the specification of the materials to be used.
Starting from the floor up, the original oak flooring was refurbished by stripping and resealing the floorboards to once again reveal the beautiful grain. With a large expanse of blonde oak we decided to opt for a darker contrasting wood for the table top and side cabinet and used American black walnut which provides a densely rich colour with a highly durable finish.
The bespoke cabinetry was hand painted using two beautiful blues that provide a fresh and vibrant look to this classic kitchen. After much deliberation we used Farrow & Balls ‘Stiffkey Blue’ & Little Greenes Bone China Blue which complement each other well in both natural and artificial lighting. The cabinets themselves were hand made in lime wood in the classic Barnes framed style decorated with finger tip design handles in a brushed satin finish.
To top the cabinets we used 30mm Silestone ‘Eternal Marfill’ quartz composite work surfaces which provide an elegant yet highly durable finish that will withstand virtually anything being both stain resistant and impact resistant. We fitted a mix of hanging and inbuilt overhead lighting that floods the quartz surface bringing out its full sparkly splendour.
When it came to selecting the kitchen essentials Mrs Y warmed to the Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse sink which we adorned with Quooker Nordic Round twin taps in brushed chrome complementing the brushed satin handles used elsewhere. The rather unique dining table was custom made and topped with American black walnut and nestled in the corner alongside the bespoke bench seating which contains an amazing amount of very useful storage space for larger or occasionally used items.
In the opposing corner the existing alcove space was used to house a built in Barnes pantry with door triggered lighting & curved, adjustable shelving to house all manner of things including foods, books and kitchenware.