Curved kitchen in walnut and white

Customer Story

The brief
The owners of a large, detached house wanted to move away from their outdated traditional kitchen with a design that merged classic with contemporary. The kitchen needed to have the wow factor with stylish yet practical storage solutions and the latest appliances.  The couple also wanted the kitchen to flow into their dining, tv area whilst still maintaining some separation between them.

The solution
Taking on board the brief, Stoneham Kitchens designer Ayesha Parmar worked with the clients to ensure their needs were met.  To create the classic, modern look, Stoneham’s Aspen walnut framed doors were used for the tall units. The addition of black mirrors on some of the doors provide a contemporary and sleek addition to the warmth of the wood. For further modernisation, Stoneham’s handleless Vibe range was used in walnut for the kitchen island and Flow range painted in apricot white for the sink and peninsular area providing smooth, uncluttered lines – a complete contrast to the classic framed doors. The furniture was topped off with Corian worktops in Linen for a bright, white finish.

The peninsula island curves round from the sink area to form the breakfast bar and provides the division of the kitchen from the dining area. Its circular shape is replicated with a walnut support cone that adds a unique design feature to the room. The curves also tie in with the beautifully crafted corner drawers and curves on the end of the island, which also displays an ebony macassar detailing to the centre panel. This detailing was also incorporated on the end columns of the tall kitchen cupboards and on the triple layer cornice.

Clever storage options were chosen for the couple, including a bifold worktop dresser to store their toaster and breakfast items. A tall pantry cupboard with wide multiple drawers and shelves allows the owners to organise their goods and provides easy access. This was enhanced with internal lighting that turns on automatically when the doors are opened.  Further lighting was used in the worktop edging and above the furniture to create a bright and fresh space.

For the latest in appliances, a Quooker tap was the couple’s preferred choice providing not only boiling water but also chilled still and sparkling water – removing the need of a kettle and bottled water. The owners also wanted a built-in soap and hand cream dispenser which were fitted next to the tap, providing a clean and minimalist touch to the kitchen.

A key favourite for the owners was the new Siemens iQ700 downdraft extractor on the island where a sheet of clear glass is only visible when in use.  The impressive extractor comes with dimmable LED lights which highlights the glass. The glass also provides a barrier to the worktop stopping any splashes when the couple are cooking on the Siemens induction hob.

The owners also opted for a Sub-Zero wine cooler to store their drink collection. Most importantly it allows them to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine at the perfect temperature in their new setting.

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