Our clients demolished an old conservatory and transformed a small dark kitchen, creating a lighter and much spacious kitchen with bi-fold glazed doors opening into their lovely garden. Our design team had to solve a few problems along the way, such as a step behind the range cooker, which become a flat wall. Instead of walk-through space behind the island, we suggested a seating area at the end of the peninsula, which also acted as a dividing line between the kitchen and dining room. Those clear acrylic chairs are a clever choice too – perfectly functional and practical, without adding to the simple, pared-down colour scheme. Touches of brass, as seen in the taps, lights and the knobs and handles (by Armac Martin) add a touch of luxury.

  • Location: Andover, Hampshire
  • Style: Traditional painted shaker kitchen with cockbead frame
  • Cabinet colour: Little Greene Cool Arbour
  • Island colour: Little Greene Lead
  • Door hardware: Armac Martin Mushroom Knob in burnished brass
  • Drawer hardware: Armac Martin Bin Pull in burnished brass
  • Worktops: Teltos Carrara Onyx, 30 mm, polished with a pencil round finish
  • Range: Rangemaster Classic 1100 with induction hob
  • Extractor: Westin Cache 1100
  • Fridge: Fisher & Paykel RF540ADUSX4
  • Dishwasher: Bosch SMV53M40GB
  • Sink: Double Belfast sink: Shaws classic double 80
  • Tap: Rudge Arundel bridge tap in a weathered brass finish