Contemporary Shaker Kitchen with Curved Breakfast Bar


The brief

Having made a home swap with her mother, Mrs C and her husband wanted to completely revamp their detached family home in Bromley so it was better suited to their taste. The couple desired a warm shaker style kitchen with a contemporary feel to smoothly integrate with their open plan downstairs living space. It had to complement their lively family life while remaining functional for their two young daughters.

The solution

Based on the recommendation of former Stoneham clients, the couple enlisted the assistance of designer Ayesha Parmar to help make their dream kitchen a reality. Stoneham’s Aspen Oak Painted furniture range provides a classic and sleek look. In Sand Grey, the simple minimalist cabinets create a subtle and noticeable contrast to the smooth Cashmere counters. The worktops – in Princess White Quartz – and hints of Rainbow Sparkle splashback accurately capture Mrs C’s personality without overpowering the neutral look. The bright whites were well complemented by the slightly darker tones of the bar and tray units in Fogged Oak Timber.

A large corner pantry provides plenty of storage space and is elegantly lit by neat LED spotlights – which were also utilised on the underside of the prominent canopy above the hob. Warm LED strip lighting was used inside the bar unit and makes a feature of the bifold mirrored dresser. Further storage is provided using a shallow spice rack in front of one of the pillars, making the most of a small space which could otherwise have gone to waste. The curved breakfast bar not only complements the squared edges of the cabinets, it also creates a social space where the entire family can enjoy breakfast and snack times.

Practicality was also key when it came to the appliances. With two young daughters to keep an eye on, the latest technology was used to make the kitchen as efficient as possible. The Quooker Flex tap provides instant boiling water, while the Single Siemens pyrolytic oven means there’s one less thing the family have to worry about cleaning. The gas hob and extractor make excellent use of the kitchen’s standout canopy feature without cutting down on vital functionality for a busy family life.

The Clarkes now have a kitchen which works seamlessly with their remodelled contemporary home and offers an ideal social space to spend time as a family or with friends.

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