A unique blend of traditional and contemporary, this transitional style kitchen is classic and timeless in its design. This style relies heavily on storage, to create a space free of clutter, so visual impact relies heavily on cabinetry. With shaker doors throughout, coupled with a bright, natural colour tone, the space is both stylish and practical.
This kitchen was tailormade to suit the client. Typical design constraints, such as an RSJ in the middle of the room, were easily concealed due to the bespoke built cabinetry. For a seamless finish, we cladded the RSJ in the same colour as the kitchen and reduced the depth of the drawers on the base to maximise storage around the steel. Additional bespoke features include ovens situated above standard height for ease of access, and altered height of shelving so that the client’s vision of the worksurface would not be impeded due to his height.
Every aspect of the design and materials have been carefully planned to optimise practicality, while not compromising on aesthetics. The Calacatta pattern quartz worktop is the perfect choice for those who like a natural look without the disadvantages of marble. The splashback follows on from the worktop, straight up towards the wall cabinets, allowing for a clean, continuous finish. The units go all the way up to the ceiling to avoid any dust and maximise storage, while the peninsula wraps around to form an island for food prep and seating.
A key feature of this kitchen is the walk-in pantry. From the outside, the doors look like a normal larder cabinet, but when opened, a Narnia-effect happens, utilising dead space from the adjoining room to create a spacious walk-in pantry. A mix of spice racks, walnut dovetail drawers and shelving provides room for food storage, spices and bulk purchases.