Your home is an extension of yourself and a way to project your personality and sense of style. The best way to create a timeless kitchen is to mix new, modern cabinetry with vintage elements, artisan pieces and great artwork. This contemporary German kitchen in a local architect’s home gets the mix just right and gives an understated, authentic look.
The brief for this design was to transform a shaker style U-shaped kitchen into an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space for all the family to be together. First and foremost, the kitchen needed to function well, so Bradbury’s designer Nick Dolling spent time looking at all the possible shapes of design that would work well in the space. With the addition of the French doors and increasing the size of the window, it was important to try and orientate the hob and sink position to take in the spectacular countryside views. By using an island, the hob could be placed in the centre of the room, looking at the view, whilst also being able to see into the playroom and living room.
The juxtaposition of the sleek, grey handleless units against the warm, rustic oak flooring, furniture and accessories give an understated, classic design and a warm, homely environment. Using a tall bank of units adds much-needed storage, and by boxing these in and making them appear to float, without plinths, makes them much less imposing and dominant in the room. Your eye is drawn through the room and out to the lovely views outside. A slight splash of green in the DecoGlaze splash-back was intended to bring a touch of the outside in.
This is a great example of how a bespoke kitchen design from Bradburys can work for your home. Contact our Bradburys designers for your free design consultation.