This recent project epitomises a true country-style kitchen. Designed by George from our Horsham showroom, this traditional Rusper cottage has been transformed into a space befitting of the property with time-honoured kitchen features to match.
With every kitchen we design we make functional living a cornerstone, and this project is no different. With a clear cottage-style kitchen theme in mind, this kitchen has been reimagined with a flowing and contemporary design to give plenty of storage and floorspace. To maintain this theme, the full use of furniture options have been opted for, with feature shelving, glass fronted unit and chamfered corners helping to keep a traditional and airy kitchen space.
In line with the design brief, the quintessential cottage-style range Chalet has been elected for. Chalet is a premium range from supplier Nobilia, a German kitchen furniture specialist that offers a unique and contemporary take on the country style kitchen. The colour option Matt Ivory has been chosen, contributing to the overall theme, working in harmony with worktop and flooring choices.
The previous layout of this kitchen included an island, which the client was keen to not replicate. Instead, designer George has utilised a U-shape layout with a run of full-height units and peninsula island space, with room for casual dining. A separate run houses the main feature of this kitchen, the client’s AGA cooker, with increased depth units wrapping neatly around the corner wall. Chamfered Z-units have been used to soften the harshness of corners, whilst remaining a usable and easy-access storage space.
Undoubtably the most impressive appliance is the classic AGA cooker. A staple and historic kitchen inclusion that bring unparalleled character to a kitchen like this. Fixed above the AGA is a Neff N30 pyramid extractor hood has been included to efficiently recirculate clean air into the kitchen. To make this kitchen a functional, present day space designer George has specified a number of German Neff appliances, integrating N50 model fridge and dishwasher behind Ivory kitchen furniture.
Another key determinant of this kitchen was open space. The client wanted un-restricted access to storage, whether in the form of refrigerated foods stored in the full-height Neff fridge or the adjacent double-door pantry. This particular fridge model incorporates FreshSafe and SuperCooling technology, helping to keep foods at optimum temperature to increase the lifespan of your food.
With our design service we get to the bottom of a client’s needs in the kitchen, tailoring our design to the way the want to use the kitchen itself. This client wanted a space to clean and wash vegetables before use, so George has included a simple cold feed tap with a rounded undermounted basin – giving room to prep vegetables without filling up the main sink. German Blanco taps have been used for both sinks, with a generously sized Blanco sink used for the main sink. Whilst undertaking the installation, flooring from Karndean flooring has been fitted throughout the kitchen and living space, using the neutral Portland Stone option from the Knight Tile collection.
Perfectly complementing Ivory furniture and the Karndean flooring is the dark quartz worktops, adding richness to the kitchen as well as a durability. Manufacturer Caesarstone has supplied these, which are the Woodlands option from the contemporary Supernatural collection. The delicately veined worktops are used throughout the space, including on the windowsill, and have even been carefully fabricated around the chamfered corner Z-units. Our qualified electricians have also installed spotlighting throughout the space as well as installing the client’s own feature pendants above the peninsula island.
A specified double door pantry was a key inclusion for this client, keeping the ‘all in one space’ storage theme in mind throughout the design. This pantry boasts seven levels of storage with our electricians also fitting spotlights inside the pantry cabinetry and the adjacent glass fronted unit. In keeping shelving has been incorporated above the long run of units and next to the door as a space to store kitchen essentials and decorative objects, feature LED strip lighting installed to the underside to increase visibility.
Z-unit storage is a unique inclusion to this kitchen featuring next to the door and opposite the peninsula island. Each unit boasts two pull-out trays which the client has used as a neat drink storage.
As with many of our kitchen projects, this client has opted for a drastic redesign of the space opting to incorporate new flooring and lighting as part of the project. Our fitters have replastered the ceiling and re-coved edges and corners to ensure every aspect of the room is perfect for the customer. In terms of design, George has created a space that works in harmony with the way the client wants to use the space. Features like dual sinks, all in one place storage and decorative shelving bring a classic country-style feel to this Rusper property.
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