A kitchen is the heart of the home and it needs to be an enjoyable and welcoming space not only for the owners that use it but also guests and extended family members who may visit. It is important that a kitchen sets the tone and atmosphere that you wish to create in your home.
This property was in a rural setting and the owner wanted the kitchen to reflect that. The scheme was designed to have a homely, country kitchen feel but still allow it to link to the open plan family area by using the same flooring and wall colouring throughout to add continuity.
The painted hardwood kitchen cupboards provided a lovely warm tone to the room and the backsplash tiles were a mixture of three different colours and had a rippled affect so that when the sunlight caught them the light was beautifully refracted around the room.
The open feature chimney with decorative hardwood panels was designed to house the range cooker, this blends the beauty and convenience of modern appliances with the rustic feel of an open fire which would have been in place in a traditional kitchen. The mixture of solid wood and silestone worktops also blends the contemporary with the traditional. The finished scheme looks tranquil and the kitchen has featured in REAL HOMES Magazine 2015.