Undertaking projects that involve transforming beautiful country cottages can be both challenging and rewarding. Our recent bespoke kitchen project in Gospel Green for our clients John and Charlotte was no exception. The cottage's wonky walls, exposed beams, and an undulating floor added to the challenge of preserving its character whilst sympathetically enhancing its features.
We all agreed that the Aga was a beautiful feature in the room and should be kept. It sat in a gorgeous chimney breast, making it the true focal point of the space. However, as the Aga was sitting directly on the original floor, we had to have the base cabinets on either side at a lower level than a standard worktop height. We had to ensure that the main storage and boiler housing fit around the central ceiling beam and provided easy access to the cupboard. It was crucial to maximise every inch of space without making the area too overwhelming. Furthermore, the wall cabinets had to allow for a good food prep area below the worktop, so we ensured the lighting was good and the backup hob was easily accessible.
The kitchen features classic shaker-style cabinetry painted in Farrow & Ball De Nimes, perfectly complemented by a beautiful light grey quartz with a slight vein. The design incorporates panelled end panels, classic cornice, and subtle aged brass door furniture to create a cohesive style that enhances the room's character and features. The cabinetry is designed to sympathetically blend in rather than make a big statement since the cottage already has a beautiful character of its own.
Charter Walk Kitchens specialise in bespoke kitchens in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. Our passion for luxury kitchens is obvious in the quality and finish of our designs.