Wide shot of a kitchen extension with a large kitchen island and a quartz worktop dining area attached to it.

This open-plan kitchen was designed for our customers who were building a timber extension to their beautiful period cottage. They wanted the kitchen to bridge the old barn with the newly added orangery.

The challenges we had to overcome were not just the uneven walls and floors but also the lighting. Each part of the kitchen was lit in a completely different way. The original kitchen was quite dark, whereas the space in the new orangery was going to be flooded with daylight.

By stretching the curved kitchen island between the two areas we aimed to bring the two halves together. We added light worktops in the darker part and complementing darker worktops in the bright part of the room.

The cooking area with a large AGA remained in the old part of the kitchen. However, the customers wanted a small breakfast bar to allow guests to sit and chat whilst they were cooking. Whilst at the other end of the room, we added a dining table with seating for four people. We also added additional worktop space with storage and a built under fridge.

Shaker Doors for a Timeless Feel

We added shaker style doors with a smooth paint finish in Partridge Grey and a Butler’s sink. This, combined with the bridge tap and pewter handles, all helped to maintain the timeless feel.

The customer is an artist, and wanted to replicate the rural views they enjoy from their windows. She therefore brought the grazing cows indoors by painting them over the AGA to brighten the darker part of the kitchen.

If you would like to see any of these features in your new kitchen, contact our team today. Call us on 01403 254090 or send a message to start the ball rolling or to book a design consultation. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more inspiration.

StyleSmooth Painted Shaker
WorktopTwo Tone Quartz Worktops
ColoursPartridge Grey
HandlesPewter D handles
AppliancesFreestanding AGA
NEFF built under fridge
& dishwasher
Other FeaturesTwo seating areas, Butlers’ sink, Curved Island

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