A bold and contemporary design
The Twyford Shaker kitchen started with a client’s vision for a kitchen where an island would be the focal point and the working part of the kitchen would melt into the background. The client's choice of colours and our input into the design and build made sure we completed the brief, producing a stylish kitchen which is both ergonomic and beautiful.
One challenge that required extensive planning was how and where to place an American-style fridge. A freestanding fridge would have looked out of place so integration was the answer. Our client’s request for a larder-type cupboard on the worktop near the window gave us the solution: we designed the integrated panels to replicate the double doors on the larder's top section and the pan drawers from the bottom section. The level of detail was essential if we were to completely disguise the fridge freezer! Not only did we need to consider the doors and drawer fronts, we had to make everything line up for a convincing look.
The island, which separates the working part of the kitchen from the living area, is finished in a very dark blue with limed-oak top. The rich, deep blue gives so much contrast and "pop" from the light wall units, making this the focal point of the Twyford Shaker. The island also provides a great deal of storage and a place to grab a coffee and relax with friends and family.
As with many of our kitchens, we used a blend of traditional techniques and modern comforts. Below you'll find details on the various elements that make up this kitchen.