Hand Made Kitchen Design in Oak Hand Made Kitchen Design OakSituated on a large country estate in East Sussex, the design brief for this new build presented a number of interesting opportunities.
Initially working from the architects drawings, the first meeting focused on choosing a style and trying to decide if we should move towards a contemporary or more traditional approach.


When working with a client who has lived in their property for some time the styling is often dictated by the age or period of the building, but in the case of a new build you can start with a blank sheet of paper or of course, a blank screen on our CAD system.
The external elevations of this beautiful property consisted of a traditional Sussex flint finish together with a spacious and mainly open plan interior, creating a wonderful light and airy feel with stunning views over the Sussex countryside.
As the very large room where the kitchen was going to be located needed to also serve as a dining room, the owner asked if we could incorporate some old Oak door panels and a large Oak work top which had been rescued from an old school nearby. This would enable us to create a divide between the kitchen and the dining room, and introduce a contrast to the painted framed cabinets.
The drawer units under the Oak surface were configured to provide a small overhang, allowing the use of some stools on the dining room side. A great place for guests to sit and chat with the cook.
For the main work surface, the client chose a Kashmir White granite and we included to separate sinks, one of which was under mounted.
The use of a slightly darker paint for the base units added an interesting contrast to the light grey wall units.
The design and the use of different materials certainly added to the individuality of this kitchen and to quote the client “It’s an absolute pleasure to work in”

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