When the Browns first moved into their home, they had the unorthodox problem of a kitchen they felt was “too modern”, so they started work to create one with a more “traditional” look. The aim was to create a space that felt “warm, homely, aesthetically pleasing & functional.” Homely but still a great cooks kitchen.
Thankfully the space they had to work with was large, but the downside of this was that there were too many possibilities. “There were many ways of configuring a kitchen, so a lot of time was spent looking at images online and wandering around with a tape measure. It took 4 years to finally decide on a configuration and design that I liked.” However, having made a clear decision, things could progress easily. “Once it was designed, it was the easiest part of the whole house renovation, mainly down to the attention to detail and professionalism of Tim Higham and his team.”
Creating an open plan space was key to the transformation. It had been previously divided into three very distinct parts. “I wanted the new kitchen to feel like one big kitchen that contained those 3 components, and to feel like a warm cosy intimate space – not easy in a 1000 square foot room.” Using a range of textures worked well. Warming walnut was used to add texture to the room and create the more homely feel they were after. All units were hand painted in Little Greene ‘Scree’.