A super-stylish period property, positioned in the heart of the village of Frensham, this stunning kitchen was originally intended to be situated in an uber-modern extension, but planning constraints meant the whole ground floor layout was completely re-jigged, so we instead opted to create an amazing open-plan kitchen/dining space in what was originally the entrance hallway and lounge area (with original wall running right through the middle), the end result is this absolutely wonderful open-plan kitchen/dining/living space fit for this busy, young family.
Symmetry was key here, and a number of important doorways meant the design had to be very carefully considered. We went with a single wall run of cabinetry, heavily based around a false mantle/range cooker area (which helped us hide the structual pier making up one side of the mantle), complete with bespoke antique mirror splashback and bespoke spice nook. Most importantly a huge island focal point, with stunning worktop details, packed with unique storage solutions and seating for 5 comfortably.
With space at a premium on the main cabinetrty wall we positioned the tall built-in fridge and separate tall freezer on the opposite side of the island – in all honestly something we initially questionned the everyday practicality of, but trusted and followed the client’s brief closely and the end result is a highly functional space that works perfectly for this interactive and social family!
We continued to work in closely with the clients throughout and actually revised the design mid-production and introduced an additional separate scullery run adjacent to the main run and island, which created an extra area equipped with a huge Shaws ceramic undermounted 70/30 sink, 2x Neff dishwashers, finished off with a nice slimline wine cooler. We were able to utilise the large stunning original sash window and designed the worktop to run flush and seemlessly into the window cill, creating the feeling of more space and light.
The island features a highly practical ceramic prep-sink with Quooker boiling tap, pull-out bin, and a mixture of standard cupboards with bespoke internal drawers. On the seating side of the island we maximised the storage further and went with doubled sided storage under the breakfast bar area, but given this is an area where legs are dangled often we decided to make these extra storage unit handleless for maximum comfortable and practicality so they feature a lovely matching brass true handleless rail system.
We finished the island design off with 2 striking mitred waterfall quartz end panels – all mitred to 50mm, in the absolutely stunning Cimstone Britannica quartz – a new personal favourite of mine!