Curves and Corian
The warm, dark brown of the walnut on the island is complemented by the off-white shade used on the base run of hand-painted cabinets.
The wall cabinets have also been hand-painted, but this time using precisely the same shade of white that has been used on the walls. This helps to create the illusion of invisible cabinetry and adds to the sense of space.
A number of different textures also add interest here, from the grooved panelling on the island, to the smooth curves of the Corian worktops, to the cool metallic of the featured appliances such as the European style fridge freezer, the range cooker and the extractor.
Soft, subtle curved edges are apparent throughout the kitchen, both on the island and also along the edges of the hand-painted run of cabinets as well.
The sinks are also moulded from Corian, giving a clean and seamless feel. The raised and curved Corian for the breakfast bar is a particular triumph as the grooved areas underneath needed to be precisely measured in order for it to slot securely into place.
Our client came to us with plans to extend their property and to situate their kitchen in a separate part of the house. After careful consideration it became apparent that they would stand a better chance of achieving the kitchen of their dreams by relocating it in its entirety. Working alongside our client, their builder and their architect we all collaborated together to ensure the success of the project; sharing ideas and finding a way to give the clients precisely the home, and the kitchen, they longed for.
The walnut island has been finished with a tongue and groove detail, while at the far end there is a large, circular end grain chopping board sat above a curved walnut cabinet.
The split level Corian worktop in the island really gives this kitchen the wow factor.