As featured in Utopia Magazine, May 2016
Our brief was to create a kitchen for 17th century boat house that being converted in to a family weekend retreat.
We always enjoy working on projects that throw in a bit of a challenge which in this case was due to the old stone walls. The unevenness and lack of wall space meant conventional units would look awkward and disjointed in the space so we combined two of bulthaup’s ranges to achieve a beautifully functional kitchen.
The cupboards are from bulthaup’s b2 range and have appliance housing and storage areas in both; by integrating appliances into the cabinets the space hardly looks like a kitchen at all when the doors are closed. To add warmth and contrast to the whitewashed stone walls we suggested Walnut for the cabinets which our client continued throughout the internal detailing.
The bulthaup b3 island incorporates sectioned bin compartments for waste management, a dishwasher and drawers to house cutlery, utensils, crockery, cookware and bakeware. The raised walnut bartop gives a level of screening from day to day kitchen activities without obviously dividing the room, it also offers a dining option and is the perfect area to perch with a glass of wine and chat with whoever is cooking.
It is always an honour when an industry professional asks us to collaborate on their own project so we were delighted when our client said…
“As the Director of an Interior Design practice, Sapphire Spaces is the only company I could trust with my kitchen brief”