Featured in Beautiful Kitchens Magazine
A 1950s block and slate bungalow, built on the family farm, has always been our clients’ marital home. With the children grown-up and having homes of their own, our clients decided it was time for a revamp.
Having already experienced the quality and design of bulthaup during a previous visit to Hamburg our clients were already admirers. They knew a bulthaup kitchen would provide the very best quality and allow the countryside views to take centre stage.
Anthracite cabinets, finished with a contrasting aluminium edge, link with the door frames that lead out to the sun deck. Aluminium is also the finish used in the mid-height splashback around the kitchen and the wall panelling in the adjoining lounge. The colour palette and industrial finishes used in this design are a nod the building’s agricultural roots.
To keep a feeling of openness there are no wall units in this kitchen. This kitchen also features a downdraft extractor so the clean lines above the hob remain uninterrupted. Another space-saving feature is the boiling water tap which reduces the need for countertop appliances.
A bulthaup b2 workbench cleverly doubles as additional workspace and an informal dining table. The workbench, in oak and stainless steel, provides an openness that a solid kitchen island wouldn’t achieve.
‘From the initial visit to the Sapphire Spaces showroom, Mark and his design team have been fantastic to work with. From the planning stage of our contemporary open plan kitchen and dining area Mark listened to what we wanted to achieve then added his expertise to enhance it and give us an area that fitted our lifestyle perfectly. The effect is stunning but also very functional and has the wow factor in spades – we cannot recommend them enough.’