Dark Grey Valchromat Kitchen

About the Project

Another of our projects to be featured on Grand Designs, the units in this kitchen are composed of dark grey Valchromat; a strong and durable high-density woodfibre board that is stained during the manufacturing process.

In order to preserve the bold, clean lines in the rest of the building, we inset the drawers and doors into the carcasses and then ‘cut out’ the handles from the edge of each unit. This contemporary approach not only upholds the space’s minimal aesthetic it also showcases the textural, decorative properties of Valchromat.


The tall symmetrical units house a fridge, a freezer, a pair of microwave and convection ovens, two drawered larder units and a bespoke drawer insert made to hold a full set of David Mellor knives. The lower units opposite feature numerous cupboards and drawers on Blum Legrabox runners as well as a stainless steel sink, electric hob, wall mounted power banks and plenty of worktop space.

You’d be hard pressed to know it was all there though; the inset, handleless units help to create a singular uninterrupted space that parallels the living room and the great outdoors beyond, making this a kitchen to cook, socialise and relax in.