For this country-contemporary kitchen we chose washed oak and the doors in shaker style design which is atemporal and suited this house the most.
The kitchen was quite large and we were able to build a separate back kitchen for food prep and putting dishes away when entertaining, it´s all open and a great family space.
The floors were all Sandstone in 60 x 60 square format in a grey-browny colour, quite beautiful and imperfect, it was one of the best decisions given the countryside surrounding the house, and the dogs coming in and out all day. Easy to clean and hardwearing.
The areas consist of cooking, washing, back kitchen for food prep and where fridges are located and an extra oven, extra cooking area and additional sinks are stored.
A wonderful LACANCHE chrome cooker was fitted with 5 fires and 3 ovens, separate dishwarmer, and grill, and a matching chrome hood with a double extractor which suited the house really well and allow to cook for big parties.
2 separate washing areas for dishes and vegetables plus 3 dishwashers to make entertaining a lot easier.
Also a powerful food triturator by SINKERATOR was installed.
All bins and machines were disguised behind doors.
MIELE was chosen for all appliances. and English taps from LEFROY BROOKS for both sinks.
In this kitchen there were few doors, mostly were drawers to make reaching the dishes easier and less bending down involved.
A serious Island is the centerpiece of this kitchen, measuring over 2 meters long by 1, 20 wide. Its covered in white marble 4 cm thick – treated to avoid easy staining we chose a marble which we have worked with before and it last a lot longer without being damaged.
The island is a fantastic cooking space and great for entertaining and displaying wonderful buffet style dinners.
The kitchen opens up to a large patio that surrounds the house and folding double doors open completely into a breakfast area and a further covered patio. This window was important to be large to allow easy exit all sumer and also this area is very special because it gets the last sunrays of the day.
Notice the high marble on the wall to stop water spill damaging the walls. Sockets are inserted into the marble .
We added 2 vintage oak stools that turned out to be really comfortable and very much used by the kids in the family, they love sitting on the island to do their homework.