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Top five kitchens

Custom-made kitchens

Working in partnership with you and the nuances of your space, we offer intelligent, considered design solutions for any kitchen.

Bringing function and form seamlessly together with a close eye for detail, we design and handcraft bespoke kitchens around you and the ebb and flow of your daily life. Everything from planning your kitchen storage options to ensuring the layout optimises the available space and that the individual details create a cohesive design.

We’ve brought together some of our favourite kitchens designs from over the years, ranging from clean, contemporary lines, classic country styling, the inimitable Shaker aesthetic and a rustic finish…

Behind closed doors

Hidden kitchen in Georgian apartmentWhat first appears as an elegant, light dining room reveals itself to also house a compact, functional kitchen concealed behind folding doors. This allows the clients to close off the kitchen when not in use, so it becomes another beautifully proportioned, panelled wall within a peaceful dining room.

When closed, these secret, bi-folding doors provide an elegant, peaceful dining room with all the kitchen essentials deceptively close to hand; when folded back, the bold, contrasting kitchen space is revealed to optimum aesthetic effect (the monochrome finish in the rooms was specified by the client) linking this functional space directly to the dining room.

Timeless elegance

Classic kitchen in Hague Blue

This kitchen was to be a space in which to create (and to enjoy the time spent creating) and the layout needed to facilitate these activities with ease.

A large fire surround housed two range cookers and storage, drawers, shelves and cabinets were all closely considered (down to shelf heights to suit particular ingredients and a generous allocation of power sockets within the kitchen dresser), allowing uncompromising, intelligent storage solutions to be implemented throughout.

A scheme to work in harmony with the grandeur and proportions of its surroundings, yet not dominate the space, demanded a considered approach to design with furniture that took its cue from the architectural surroundings. Original door mouldings were replicated to tie furniture into the property’s heritage, cabinetry was finished in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and bespoke, cast bronze hinges, ironmongery and shelves were commissioned to elevate the space with distinctive attention to detail.

Modern Shaker

Bespoke white Shaker kitchenThe honest and considered design in Shaker kitchens is characterised by classic, framed door fronts with plenty of storage to allow an uncluttered and orderly finish. To keep this family kitchen space modern and clean we designed bespoke door frames featuring narrower stiles and rails than the standard Shaker style.

Bespoke storage solutions including two large larders (which opened out to reveal an array of spaces including spice racks, large drawers and shelving) and a unique end-cabinet adjacent to the sink unit (to house appliances including the kettle and toaster) were created to provide generous storage throughout.

Industrial vintage

For this unique industrial style vintage kitchen (designed by Mia Marquez), we used mixed materials – solid French pippy oak for the doors and worktops; unfinished angle iron and box steel for framework, and 100% birch ply for our carcasses.

A reclaimed Belfast sink nestled comfortably within the 65mm thick oak worktop with reclaimed brass taps perched above to provide a characterful centrepiece for the kitchen. A Sub Zero fridge freezer was wrapped in the work surface and this gave a fixing point for one of several reclaimed task lights.

The room was big enough for an island, but in order to allow a more flexible working space, a trolley island was crafted on vintage castor wheels, braked, so the unit could be easily rolled around. A dresser unit with tea drawers sat well between the existing architraves and allowed for an additional working area.

A cook’s kitchen

Modern minimal kitchen with orange VelchromatOur client (an avid cook) wanted to incorporate cutting edge materials and we opted for a mix of styles and textures to create an extremely functional but quirky space.

We introduced orange coloured panelling, known as Valchromat into the design, adding it to the back walls as well as alongside the kitchen island. This was contrasted with stainless steel which featured heavily throughout in the form of the industrial chic countertop and appliances (fridge freezer, oven and cookware).

The kitchen cabinets and wall storage unit were handcrafted from birch ply. This worked well to add a modern neutral tone that pulled the design together. The client also opted for extensive wall and ceiling storage solutions such as the hanging pot and pan rack and the magnetic knife rack to provide quick and easy access to his most used utensils.

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