Party Prep Kitchen

Sevenoaks, Kent


10 year old new build.

In a Nutshell

A chef's kitchen complete with luxury appliances designed to keep the mess and clutter away from the eyes of guests.

The Brief

Our clients sought a second kitchen for their large family home. This would enable them to use their original kitchen (also by Rencraft) as a ‘living kitchen’ to entertain and relax in, while this second ‘Chef’s Kitchen’ would be devoted to food storage and meal preparation.

Created as a second, chef’s kitchen for a large, family home in Sevenoaks, this dramatic design needed to live up to the exacting standards required by a busy professional.

The family values the importance of home cooking and eating healthily, which results in a need for plentiful fresh and frozen food storage. Refrigeration by SubZeroWolf, alongside double ovens and warming drawers by Gaggenau, and an All Black BORA extraction hob, ensures this kitchen is more than up to the task of catering for their needs.

Project Details

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The space has a striking visual appeal with 20mm and 30mm worktops in contrasting finishes, walnut interiors and bespoke, handmade cabinets, all hand-painted on site in a sophisticated shade of dark grey.

Alongside the appliances, the design also incorporates a dedicated laundry area, a double door larder cupboard and an appliance garage, to discreetly store smaller electrical gadgets such as a food mixer and microwave.

In addition to the dark, hand-painted cabinetry, we feel that the worktops are worthy of particular note. Silestone Lagoon has been used on the island and around the sink area, contrasting beautifully with the dark cabinetry. Around the BORA, Kelya by Dekton has been used to create a sophisticated and hard wearing cookspace with a stunning veined splashback.

While we absolutely love the visual combination of colours and materials, in this busy kitchen it’s the appliances that really stand out. We’ve utilised our relationship with a number of well-respected manufacturers to ensure this is a kitchen design with functionality at it’s very core. Everything has been chosen because of it’s ‘best in class’ credentials, from the Gaggenau oven stack, to the row of statement Sub Zero refrigeration and wine cooler, to the striking All Black BORA extraction hob.

Black painted cabinetry with oak shelving and coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer.

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