Country Kitchen with Aga
A lightly distressed European Oak has been used for the island to enhance the characterful feel of this cosy kitchen.
While the outer run of cabinets have been hand-painted, the European Oak used for the island has been lightly distressed using a technique which involves applying a dark wax to the wood, stripping it off and then re-waxing with a clear wax to give it a slightly weathered feel.
The warm, tactile nature of the oak complements other traditional features such as an Aga and butler sink located by the rear window.
Open shelving to the left of the sink keeps biscuit tins and storage jars neatly on display, while an open shelf within the island itself means pots and pans are always in easy reach.
The owner of this welcoming Kent country home wanted a kitchen that is not only practical, but also warm and inviting too.
As well as the distressed oak on the island we have also used exposed, aged brass hinges and antique brass cup handles with shell detail to enhance the overall character.
It has to be the beautiful distressed oak island, packed full of country charm and character.