German and Bespoke Kitchen in Matt Lacquer and Wood Effect
This kitchen in Sunbury was a great pleasure to design. The client wanted to really be a part of the process, which we love. They had strong ideas, and wanted to take their time making the right decisions for the important aspects of the overall finish, particularly the contrast between the laminate board used for the sink run and the bespoke sprayed finish on the secret door side. We took them through many samples of both the wood and the lacquer, making small changes and presenting a slightly different combination many times before finding the one that worked just right for them. The all important last element of the worktop was similarly carefully chosen. The kitchen that resulted struck a lovely balance between richness and sharpness in their precisely appointed top-to-bottom refurbishment.
The main part of the kitchen was made by one of our English suppliers, willing to fabricate using any number of the high quality boards that Egger use. The client really appreciated being able to choose from a huge range of options. This flexibility and individual service was what drew them to us. We take great pride in offering a one-to-one design service that allows us to offer kitchens that are individual and unique.
The rich coffee coloured section hides a secret door into a utility kitchen, housing washing facilities and plenty of fresh storage options, this keeps the main kitchen functioning free of clutter and showing its clean lines all the time. A glass display unit, internally lit, brings the unit run to a full stop elegantly and with purpose. The corner unit comprises a floor to ceiling Le Mans unit with a huge amount of available storage that goes right into the corner.
The worktop was a lovely slab of Caesarstone quartz with a waterfall section and an overhanging bar section on the living room side. Bookended by wine coolers, the island was huge, at over 3m long by 1.5m wide. A Bora Professional sits in the middle giving a wonderfully minimalist cooking zone of class and efficiency. Draws on the sink run side of the island give no shortage of storage for cooking pans and paraphernalia.
The sink run comprises a Quooker tap and Blanco sink in composite material. We designed the niche to incorporate the fully clad Caesarstone quartz, then glass fronted wall units accent the contemporary style, all with Blum lift-up mechanisms for good utility and full storage capacity for plates and glasses.
Lighting was an important design aspect for this client, as it is to us. We wanted to make sure that this lovely contemporary style would show different characteristics in different lighting and time-of-day situations in its setting within their newly refurbished living area, which had been entirely opened out so that a huge kitchen/living space had been created with enormous sliding doors that went the whole width of the back of the extension, opening out onto a vast patio at the back of the house, really stunning! To this end, we added under and over cabinet lighting in the niche bar above the sink, under worktop lighting in the seating area of the island, interior cabinet lighting in the display cabinet at the end of the secret door run and plinth lighting on the sink and fridge run cabinetry. All fully controllable, allowing a substantial change of mood as day turns to night and all that lovely natural light flooding in through the back doors fades into the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project, it was a real pleasure seeing it come together. Notice the difference in the tone and feel of the design in the day to the dusk photos.