This attractive classically styled shaker kitchen has lovely original Georgian features, such as the coving and fireplace – so it was important to be sensitive with our update. The previous kitchen was a sprawling design with its dining table in the centre. We wanted to clearly separate the new space to create an open, modern, lifestyle kitchen, with an adjacent dining area that didn’t interfere with the chef.
The kitchen combines ample storage with maximum convenience. The focal point is a large island prepping hub with its integrated sink, dishwasher and fridge, as well as a social hub with seating space and easily accessible wine rack. Elsewhere, all appliances are easily to hand, while storage and shelf space abound.
The island is bathed in natural light from the large windows and not too big that it cramps the room. Adding to the sense of space, the oven and units are all low, while the tall fridge-freezer and additional storage cupboard are tucked away in corners. We used curved edges throughout, so there are no sharp edges to bump into.
We chose a classical colour palette to suit the Georgian home: maple units painted in Lamp Room Grey (Farrow and Ball®), neatly complemented by brushed chrome knobs. For the work surface, we found a delightful Ivory Fantasy granite with warm colours like swirls of sand. The copper lamps in the dining room add additional warmth and colour.