Clients from Woking, Surrey wanted to create a large family living area, incorporating a very traditional style oak and painted kitchen.
An extension was added to the back of their house and a wall was removed to make one spacious living area, including the kitchen. We crafted raised and fielded panel doors, hung on solid brass hinges, set with within a beaded framework. These are very traditional by their method of construction and instantly give that classic, look and feel. The other cabinets were painted in soft hues of cream and duck egg blue, which give a harmonising neutrality to the look of the kitchen, in stark contrast to the mat, black granite worktops. The centre island comprised a food prep area with integral sink at one end, close to the walk in larder and fridge freezer. This food prep area being situated adjacent to the cooking area. All designed to ease and facilitate work around the kitchen.
A close-up showing the inside of the Oak cabinets.
The granite behind the AGA formed a useful shelf. This was achieved by puling the AGA forward in its opening. We added a scalloped detail to the ends that can also be seen below the window in the next picture above the kitchen sink. This adds a perfect and eye pleasing alternative to tiles.
Note the ‘face mounted ‘plinths under the cabinetry. These have been shaped and planted onto the front of the recessed plinths. A technique we have developed over the years, which offers both an attractive and distinctive look to the base of the cabinets, but also allows toes to fit under when working in the kitchen.
We set an American style fridge freezer into the cabinet work. We put the hob and oven with the AGA under a chimney recess, but brought the AGA forward to accommodate a granite shelf at the back for utensils etc. to be placed. The dog, desperate for a cameo role in this blog, was keen to demonstrate to me how its beautifully muted tones and exceptional manners completed the look of this wonderfully airy and traditional kitchen.