The customer had a good idea of what they wanted their kitchen to look like. After an initial design consultation, we put together a design based on what had been discussed and the design remained almost unchanged throughout the whole project until completion. During the design process, we did explore swapping the hob & ovens for a range cooker and having the sink on the island, however, the client preferred the separate ovens so we went with that. The client did not want the kitchen to be too traditional so we used our Classic Shaker-style cabinets with a frame to ground plinth. Also, the induction hob and down-draft extractor bring a contemporary element to the kitchen. We initially planned to use a ceiling extractor, however during the design process after a meeting with the client’s architect we realised that the joists in the ceiling would have to dictate the position of the ceiling extractor and therefore the position of the hob on the island. The client decided to go for a down-draft extractor instead allowing for more flexibility in terms of where the hob should be placed. The exposed oak on the open wall unit above the sink and on the unit at the back of the island not only creates nice symmetry but also adds an element of warmth to the all-grey cabinets. The oak units also match the floor nicely, tying the whole space into a beautiful family room. As the client has a dining table in the space, there was no need to have a lot of seating around the island. Instead, there is a small overhang at the end nearest to the garden with two stools, great for perching whilst someone is cooking or for the kids to do their homework once they get a bit older. 

  • Location: Beckenham
  • Style: Painted Shaker
  • Cabinet colour: Hand-painted in Little Greene Dark Lead (118)
  • Door hardware: Armac Martin Merrick knob, 32mm (Satin Nickel) (MERK/32/SNP)
  • Drawer hardware:  Armac Martin Cotswold Drawer Pull cup handles (3090SNP/A)
  • Worktops: SG Carrara quartz, polished, 30mm
  • Hob: Siemens EX975KXW1E
  • Ovens: Siemens HB656GBS6B iQ700
  • Extractor: Siemens LD97DBM60B – 90cm wide downdraft extractor   
  • Fridge: Fisher and Paykel RF540ADUX4   
  • Dishwasher: Miele G6670SCVI
  • Sink: Stainless steel undermounted – Franke Kubus KBX 110-55
  • Tap: Quooker Fusion Square Stainless steel finish PRO3 VAQ
  • Wine cooler: WineCave 50D – mQuvee wine cooler