American-inspired kitchen with bespoke pantry and impressive range cooker


The brief

Given their job as a high-end house builder in Kent, the owner of this stunning property had a clear vision for their new kitchen – an open-plan space inspired by the look and feel of large, American-style kitchens. As regular party hosts, they also wanted to create a welcoming social space which made use of their expansive outdoor area, blurring the lines between the garden and the kitchen.

The solution

To make their vision a reality, the owners enlisted the help of Stoneham retailer, RDO Kitchen Studio. Our Cudham range was utilised in French Grey, a light tone which works well with the large bi-fold doors, creating the airy, open feel the client desired. The edge of the room features tall, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, as well as an extensive counter against the adjacent wall. Opposite the cabinetry is a centrepiece island in the Little Greene Paint’s Basalt, a dark blue shade which contrasts and compliments the light grey used on the main run of furniture. Veined quartz countertops and solid brass handles give the design a luxury finish.

Aside from the main cabinetry, the kitchen also incorporates some unique features. A bespoke pantry is built into the tall units, providing a place to store kitchen essentials, including small appliances like the toaster and built-in microwave. The pantry features a walnut veneer carcase with engraved drawers and solid walnut trays, providing a natural feel which helps to bring the outdoors in. Two cabinets are situated either side of the
sink to provide symmetry; one being a tall glazed unit for glassware and the other a Liebherr wine cooler – perfect for storing drinks during dinner and garden parties. The space also incorporates a comfortable living space with TV built into the same cabinetry used in the main part of the kitchen to create a flowing design.

In addition to the wine cooler, several other innovative appliances feature in the kitchen. One of the client’s favourite aspects is the state-of-the-art American-inspired Wolf dual fuel range cooker which is built into the centrepiece island. Above which is a detailed ceiling bulkhead which mimics the size of the island and houses the extractor, this allows additional storage space elsewhere. The Franke ceramic undermount sink next to the island incorporates a Quooker Flex tap, offering instant hot, cold and boiling water, as well as sparkling water. It also features a flexible hose to make rinsing dishes all the more efficient. The entire space is completed with LED strips inside the glass cabinets and under-surface lighting on the units to create a warm, pleasant glow.

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