This customer wanted a complete kitchen makeover. The Previous kitchen was old, out dated and didn’t make the most of the space. They wanted a new contemporary design, lots of accessible storage, as much worktop space as possible and a seating area for two. They also had some very specific requirements including an 80/20 fridge/freezer, a larder cupboard and a built in double oven. This was quite a challenging brief for the designer, as the kitchen is quite small and there was a lot to fit into the space.
The customer choose a Second Nature Broadoak kitchen in Charcoal and Alabaster. The charcoal units were fitted as base units and the lighter Albaster for the wall units. The end design has 300mm base pullouts either side of the hob unit, a tall larder with 5 pull out drawers and a pull out bin unit. There was no renovation required however, the worktop is now all the same height, it wasn’t in the old kitchen. The worktop is Silestone, which is composed of 94% quartz. The colour is lyra.
Key Design Features:
By installing a glazed unit next to the window the kitchen feels more seamless, light and gives a feeling of space. There was an open space previously. The worktop curves and widens to create the breakfast bar, giving the kitchen a feature and creating a very useable space. Enhanced storage was a must and the customer loves the pull out larder and the clever use of units above the window.
Silestone worktops are naturally hard and resilient; they are incredibly hard wearing and durable, perfect for busy kitchens.
iMove units have been fitted to the cupboards above the breakfast bar making them much more accessible.
Consider the use of lighting when planning your kitchen. The LED’s around the window and under the units in this kitchen, create warmth, look great and add additional light.