This modern pale blue and wood kitchen is painted in Farrow & Ball Cornforth Blue and features an island made from oak under a cimstone cream quartz worktop. These worktops also feature as splashbacks behind the work areas and the hob. The cabinetmaking for this island is a fine example of why bespoke kitchens continue to justify their premium price. Curved plinth, end and corner cupboards are not stock items and here, as other handmade kitchens, they are made to fit precisely the space available. A circular, raised wooden worktop area on the island is a feature as are pendant lights which are also a popular choice these days providing a talking point while also illuminating the work surface. A circular sink in the island is also a trend with the omnipresent Quooker hot tap there to provide both boiling and drinking water.
The natural stone floor is a classy way to reflect the overall quality of the other natural materials. A traditional 4 oven AGA provides a country feel at one end of the room next to an induction hob and extractor by Miele. Miele also provides another four modern appliances to augment the cooking power with microwave, warming drawer and different sized ovens. Finally there is a useful Miele drinks fridge in the island while a double door refrigerator from Fisher Paykel keeps everything else cool.
The painted cupboards in this cool, pale blue and wood kitchen include some long drawers for trays and cutting boards and have brushed silver handles like the cupboards. As so often these days he room opens into a social dining area with a wooden dining table and chairs as well as TV, book shelves easy chairs and the trappings of modern life. The bookshelves are also hand made in oak to match the kitchen island.