Featured in Beautiful Kitchens Magazine November 2015
Built on the family farm by our client’s father in the 1950s, this block and slate bungalow has been home to our clients’ all their married life. As their children are now grown-up with homes of their own, our clients wanted to give the family home a complete overhaul.
Our clients were already admirers of bulthaup having seen its quality and design during a previous visit to Hamburg and they knew it would sit elegantly in their kitchen space and allow the countryside views to take centre stage.
Anthracite bulthaup b3 cabinets, finished with a contrasting aluminium edge, link with the frames of the folding doors that open out on to the sun deck. Aluminium has also been used for the mid-height splashback around the kitchen and also for the wall panelling in the adjoining living area.
To keep the space open and uncluttered there are no wall units in this kitchen, downdraft extraction is used to avoid interrupting the clean lines above the hob and a boiling water tap reduces the need for counter-top appliances.
A bulthaup b2 workbench in oak and stainless steel doubles as additional workspace and informal dining table and provides an openness that wouldn’t be achieved with a more solid kitchen island.
‘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.’