Shaker Style 'Freestanding look' kitchen in Greater
kitchen was tiny and consisted of around half a dozen cabinets and for years
we'd talked about extending it, but couldn't decide what was
the end we decided the best option was to knock through into the small lounge
next door and create a multifunctional family room and kitchen, which was also
more cost effective than an extension!
We'd worked with Mike and Anna before,
so invited them to come and have a look. They suggested we blocked up the
existing kitchen door and used the lounge door as the entrance, as this enabled
them to build in the Aga fridge along with a larder which wrapped around the
corner. A fantastic idea, which gave me loads of storage.
one of my biggest concerns as we had two large windows that prevented us from
having many wall cabinets and I'd previously had to rely on my utility for the
majority of my kitchen storage, but the design that Mike and Anna presented
provided me with an abundance of storage, so much so that I could half the
amount of cabinets in my utility!
We chose Corian for the worktops with a
corian sink that had a stainless steel base. The base cabinets were hand
painted in Farrow & Ball's Lamp Room Grey with the wall cabinets and mantel
in Pavillion Grey, which gave a lovely contrast against the Oak. Mike also made
me a new door for the utility [as my old one had seen better days] and had it
painted to match the base cabinets.
The finished room is fantastic and we
spend a huge amount of time in there now. My only regret... is not having done