Traditional units which complement the environment
As this kitchen was in a barn conversion it needed to reflect its environment. We focused on the sink area and hob area, making a feature of them. Not only did we make them deeper by breaking the fronts, but we made them in aged pine to reflect the old beams throughout the house. The new units are paired with a worktop made from antiqued black granite. The granite around the sink has the added advantage of being a lot easier to maintain around the sink than the wood used everywhere else.
For the hob area, by breaking the fronts we were able to incorporate the step in the walls between the new and original part of the house along with the Nib. This also helped to absorb the RSJ into the extractor housing. The benefit of making bespoke kitchens is that we have the flexibility, willingness and ability to find innovative ways to make the best use of any space.
The units may be made as pieces of furniture with traditional carpentry (dovetails, mortice butt hinges, mortice and tenons) but they still have cushion-close drawers and cushion-close doors.