The owners of this large 1930s Tudor Revival property in Kent requested a state-of-the-art kitchen to refresh their downstairs communal area. For Mr and Mrs Simpson it was vital to keep the space open with ample preparation areas with the aid of a centre island and spacious surface tops. Traditional elements hail to the Noel Rees house’s antiquated charm but merge with a modern twist.
Eager for a kitchen flawlessly equipped for dinner party preparation, the clients selected the Stoneham Kitchens Vibe range in Anthracite for their base units with Mode Pro tall units in Lead. With soft burnt oak tones matched with sleek white surfaces, it was the perfect way to compliment the property’s Tudor roots whilst restoring the area to its full potential.
Vibe cabinetry occupies the undercarriage of all practical areas and the island, which boasts a discreet wine cooler and roomy breakfast bar. In addition, this centre piece is surrounded by chic stainless steel stools and provides even more subtle storage space with hidden shallow cupboards at knee-level, all with touch functionality.
With the kitchen’s classic oak beams left intact, the units are a perfect colour match with contemporary handleless design and bespoke curves on every end column, framing the contours of the room. Princess White surfaces line the quartz worktops and the glass splashback is in White Rainbow Sparkle, posing a contemporary contrast to the elegant oak grain elements.
The kitchen is equipped with some finishing touches that make its design stand out from the conventional. LED lights illuminate the splashback and front edges of the worktops, providing an ambient glow particularly effective in the evening. Siemens induction hobs, a Siemens hanging extractor fan, a Quooker fusion hot water tap and other appliances offer the latest in technical sophistication. The end result is a stunning blend of the old and the new – the recognition of the traditional and the implementation of some cutting-edge essentials, setting this kitchen apart from the rest.