The clients live in a converted barn and it was important that the character of the property was retained. They wanted to update their kitchen to create a larger space, incorporating two separate dining areas with flooring flowing right through to unite the two areas. They chose the Fitzroy Shaker furniture, a smooth-painted door painted in a mix of partridge grey and porcelain. This instantly creates a wonderfully relaxed ambience, a really sociable family space that has quickly become the heart of this home. The island is the key focus of the design, a more informal space to get together where they can sit and enjoy the view out to their beautiful garden. A mix of quartz and Corian worksurfaces creates the defining finishing touch in the interior palette.
State-of-the-art Neff appliances have been installed, as well as a 60cm downdraft extractor from Caple, which disappears into the island when not used, helping to create that all-important streamline look. Storage was an important element of the design, with deep, wide drawers with soft-close fittings being perfect to conceal a wealth of pots and pans to keep the worktops clutter free.