This country house required a kitchen that would serve as its heartbeat. With our client being a professional chef, it was essential that the space was functional and robust, whilst also providing a social environment.
The kitchen plan met the ergonomic needs by integrating existing freestanding stainless steel tables into the island design. A hidden cupboard provides an extra worktop and shelving to home the client’s many appliances.
We were also keen to maximise the beautiful views from the window by designing a cherrywood breakfast bar, banked by stainless steel roller shutters.
The anthracite grey cabinetry gives a focal point to a bright and light room, whilst also helping to combine industrial/contemporary materials in a countryside setting.
Key project details
- Handmade, bespoke Stephen Graver Kitchen
- Corian and stainless steel worktops
- Appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf, Fisher & Paykel and Miele
- Handmade, bespoke breakfast bar
- Plumbing and electrics
- Decorated throughout
The most troubling part of our downsize was the kitchen. We needed a kitchen design team to accommodate our demands, and incorporate in their plans, some mobile units and an electric Aga which were, to us, indispensable. Having been told about Stephen Graver Ltd, we approached them to see if they could come up with some good ideas and we were not disappointed.
They took time and care over our requests and what resulted was an ergonomic, functional kitchen. The workmanship was extremely good and the fitting of the entire kitchen was skilled, quiet and clean. Our breakfast bar/table evolved with clever inspiration to allow heat from the radiator below to come through. We think this is a significant part of the overall design of the kitchen, which has a good combination of storage space and worktop, so necessary in a working kitchen. This good looking room is drawing very positive comment from our friends!