Creating the design was not entirely without challenges for designer, Rebecca. Mr & Mrs Jackson live in a barn conversion with traditional oak beams and did not wish for his new kitchen to spoil the character of the building. Removing the existing Aga cooker as well as reconfiguring the kitchen entrance were major factors in creating their dream kitchen. The original rooms were two separate ones with a separate dining room and the wall was 700mm deep and so to make the rooms flow together matching door panels were used to create the flow through effect. Mr & Mrs Jackson wanted the dining room to flow through to the kitchen without making the units look like kitchen units.
This bespoke kitchen design mixes worktop materials, style and furniture colours to great effect, blending together perfectly to create a stylish contemporary and timeless feel that adds personality to the space. Functionality is of the utmost importance and the decor is strongly inspired by neutral colours.
State-of-the-art NEFF appliances have been installed as well as a 60cm downdraft extractor from Caple, which disappears into the island when not used, helping to create that all-important streamline look. Storage was also key and deep wide drawers with soft-close fittings were an essential part of the design as well as concealing a wealth of storage options that, whilst not obvious, are essential to the smooth functioning and operation of the kitchen.
Whilst embracing a contemporary design breaks the mould of traditionalism it does not impact on the overall envelope of the building and is in fact sympathetic in its aesthetics.
Mr & Mrs Jackson wanted to achieve a feeling of informal sophistication, and favoured simple styling. Relaxing in their new kitchen with light flooding in and looking out to their leafy green garden, their vision has been brought to life and is now the main social space of the house.