Bespoke modern shaker kitchen

A bespoke, fully handmade and hand painted kitchen is based on the modern shaker style with shallow simple profiles. It is painted in a warm grey along with the walls to give a sense of enclosure. Overall, the design is understated with its palette of oak, matt honed Carrara marble and dove grey, but charged with warmth.

Simple techniques like replacing some of the door panels with glass to further enhance the light touch' visually allow a transit from one end of the building to the other.

From the kitchen door, a large bank of fully fitted units utilise every inch of space from floor to ceiling, and conceal the underfloor heating elements, integrated fridges, freezers and wine storage, bread drawers and cheese shelf, leaving an ample pantry section.

The solid oak shelving with integrated LED lighting above the sink area is a display space for some of the collected ceramics of the client. The vertical lines of the tongue and groove above the sink address the need to balance and take the visual weight out the the large units to the right.

The flooring is a large format honed Romany Blue limestone from Portugal and laid down in a quilted running length pattern, with various widths to subtly break up the large expanses.

The island unit has a multi top; oak and carrara marble pastry section. The oak leads the eye towards the dining and lounge section of the space whilst the marble is utility. Above, the task lighting is kept clean and simple, with downlighting in a warm light LED.

A view from the sink area shows the island's projection and its position within the kitchen/extension as a whole. The circular light in the dining area is Frisbi by Flos. It's very dramatic and adds another pleasing shape to the room. It hovers above the table and dims to a glowing halo which is extremely appealing in an evening.

Designed by rogue designs and beautifully constructed by Barr Kitchens.