This modern farmhouse kitchen is a great example of a trend towards the rustic feel in a modern context. Beautiful oak in the doors and eating area sits alongside natural stone under copper pendant lighting and muted colours are flooded with light from a large picture window.
Worktops and splashbacks are grey mottled granite, the splashback behind the AGA is full height, and the flooring is a creamy porcelain tile. The granite is etched out to form a sink drainer into the Franke side-by-side sink. There is an oak wooden sit-up bar and eating peninsula on the island with a semi-circular cupboard beneath that is another interesting feature. This with its matching wooden stools provides a lovely natural texture juxtaposed against the granite.
Cooking is made easy by a choice of AGA and Neff induction hob and ovens. Extraction is also provided by Neff in the form of a rise and fall downdraft extractor, an increasingly popular option for those that don’t want larger high-level extractors. The refrigeration is from a Fisher Paykel built in fridge and a wine cooler.
The room is well lit by several floor-to-ceiling windows and three feature large copper pendant lights over the island that add yet more natural elements to the modern farmhouse kitchen. Pendant lighting has been another growing trend recently although it is always augmented by down lighters that fill the room with light while the pendant focus on the preparation area. Painted cupboards and a dresser provide plenty of storage and the brushed chrome handles work well with the grey granite.
All-in-all this is a relaxed, open style kitchen that is a good reflection of today’s social demands for a larger attractive space where Cook can converse with diners during the meal preparation and the room can be used for a lot more besides.