Full Height Family Living

Sevenoaks, Kent


New Build

In a Nutshell

An open-plan, spacious kitchen for a large family with a busy lifestyle who wanted carefully zoned spaces for dining, cooking and relaxing.

The Brief

One of the key wishes for this kitchen was being able to spend time as a family all in one space and so we introduced the client to the idea of a kitchen island with a Bora hob, allowing them to cook and catch up on the day’s event all at the same time. To make this possible we worked with the other trades on site to adjust the necessary plumbing and electrics.

Our clients also loved the idea of floor-to-ceiling cupboards, both for the look and extra storage, and wanted a mixture of timber and painted cabinetry.

Upon completion of this project, the clients asked us to design and build cabinetry for multiple other rooms in their home, including a lounge, TV snug room, master bedroom, hallway, a children’s playroom and an understairs cupboard.

Full Height Shaker Kitchen
Shaker Kitchen with oven stack

Project Details

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To provide plenty of seating and dining space we also designed and built a 2.4 metre long oak dining table to complement the white Shaker doors with a subtle bevel detail, as well as the flat textured oak panel on the island.

To ensure there was ample storage we also built a three door larder cupboard which sits perfectly amongst the full height cabinetry painted in warm, neutral tones and styled with satin nickel knobs from Armac Martin.

Our clients chose two stacks of ovens from Miele including a combi, steamer and warming drawers, as well as two Miele dishwashers, a wine cooler and large integrated fridge freezers. All these high-end appliances were complemented by prestige items like the BORA Classic downdraft hob and Quooker Flex boiling tap.

I worked closely with the clients who quickly gave me a picture of how they wished to live in the space and utilise it most effectively. As such, I was able to design a to fit with their lifestyle, giving them room to cook, dine and relax in a comfortable living space.

The clients were delighted with the fusion of the textured sawn oak on the island and the soft grey painted cabinetry and the two finishes work together to create an elegant, minimalist design full of understated beauty.

The traditional elements of the Rencraft cabinetry such as the bevelled, in-frame door detail gently blend with the modern handle-less flat fronted timber island, to give a stunning yet simple finish.

Full Height Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
Full Height Shaker Larder Cupboard

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