A feeling of openness where traditional styling meets modern illumination and storage solutions
The layout of the new kitchen was basically to follow the old kitchen but with a few additions and minor changes. The main change was where we had taken the wall down. The American-style fridge had originally stood against the wall. The only place for it was in an alcove next to the Aga. This meant it didn’t detract from the feeling of openness we were trying to generate, and also that it wasn’t far from the kitchen and easily accessible for everyone else.
The second alteration came at the back of the peninsular. There was a step down where the wall had been which needed to be taken into account. We put in tall base units on the back of the units to create an extra upstand on the kitchen side – giving us the opportunity to put in additional electrics there. To soften the move from the kitchen to the dining room, on top of the extra-high cupboard we put in an oak worktop with a difference.