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Pastel Laminate Kitchen

Pastel Laminate Kitchen

About the Project

When the owners of this Edwardian semi moved in, they inherited a kitchen that was much more 1920s than 2020s. A single short run of base units, a built in larder unit which didn’t take advantage of the high ceilings and no consideration given to the housing of modern appliances.

After a couple of in depth consultation meetings, the brief for this bespoke kitchen was distilled down to; use a mixture of natural wood and colour, more prep space, “keep the aga” and “easy to clean and robust”.

The new design takes advantage of the space in all areas the old one failed to. The addition of a generous peninsula allows for plenty of prep space, the breakfast bar seating creates opportunities for socialising in the kitchen and the addition of an electric oven and hob mean that during warmer months the aga can be turned off.

The incredible ceiling height was fully utilised with a floor to ceiling fridge/freezer and larder unit and a significant increase of storage space was achieved with wall units above the sink run.

In order to avoid the new taller kitchen feeling over bearing, light pastel tones were used in combination with open shelving and a well thought out lighting scheme.

Finally to meet the demands of a busy family of four, hardwearing and easy to clean laminated birch plywood was used for the doors, with a simple recessed handle completing the contemporary look.