With lots of exposed beams, this large, authentic country style house has plenty of charm. Our clients wanted all of the original beams kept in place and for the style of the kitchen to fit in with those beams. However, this kitchen does not feel old; a combination of modern and traditional appliances gives this traditional kitchen a timeless feel.
The doors are Shaker style in Pippy Oak from M&J Designs. Pippy Oak shows all the knots and grains in the wood, giving the kitchen an even more traditional feel. With such a large space our clients could have chosen to have an island, however went with cabinets only along the outside of the kitchen to keep the space open. Larder units at one end provide extra storage space for tall items, and the base cabinets next to the range allow for an integrated microwave as an additional cooking tool.
The worktop is a stunning leathered Thai granite, which is extended to upstands and across the windowsill. There is plenty of usable worksurface space, especially with the addition of the base cabinets next to the AGA. The clients have chosen grey tiles for behind the AGA which complement the worktop beautifully.
The large blue AGA was the clients’ own existing range cooker, this is set into the existing chimney recess and serves well to separate the kitchen from the dining room and living area behind. The integrated microwave from Bosch serves as an addition to the range cooker which is used for the majority of cooking. There is a long extractor integrated into the recess above the range, to remove any fumes from cooking. A large American style fridge freezer finishes off the appliances in this kitchen.
The sink is an undermounted white sink from 1810, and the tap is an elegant, curved Brompton Mono from Abode. These look seamless in this kitchen and being positioned directly in front of the window means our clients can enjoy the view whilst washing up. The stunning floor is made from some original stone tiles.