Minimalist kitchen with stunning bespoke features

Customer Story

The brief

The owners of this large country house with outbuildings desired a kitchen which was as impressive as the rest of their property. The outdated existing design had been built 15 years before and was in much need of a revamp, and while the couple still wanted a simple design, they did have several unique requests, including a built-in dining table and bespoke dresser.

The solution

Stoneham retailer Dobsons and their designer Sally Johnston were tasked with turning this brief into reality. To create the minimalist, classic look the owners requested, Stoneham’s Edwardian collection was utilised throughout the design. The tall units seamlessly meet the shallow ceilings, painted in Vert Studio (dark green) to create some drama and offer contrast to the Classic White surfaces of the smaller cabinetry. The white theme continues on the worktops, with Ariel Silestone used on all the counters and the impressive central island.

The island itself features a waterfall edge, creating a 90-degree angle at one end with the silestone surface continuing down the side of the cabinetry to create a modern appearance which works perfectly in tandem with the more traditional style of furniture. The other end of the island features an overhang, offering a spot for two people to comfortably dine, socialise and relax. Strategically placed SBOX Chameleon power sockets make the island as functional as it is beautiful without disrupting the sleek, minimalist design.

With simplicity being a key aspect of the brief, it was also essential to the owners that the kitchen was kept as uncluttered as possible. This was achieved using some clever storage solutions, including a large appliance garage which was incorporated into the tall furniture. This ensures smaller appliances can be neatly stored out of sight when not in use, saving countertop space for cooking and presenting meals.

Further practicality is provided using innovative technology and sophisticated kitchen appliances. Beneath the antique glass splashback at the back of the kitchen, which beautifully bounces light and reflects the garden, is an integrated hob and extractor, preventing the space from feeling hot and stuffy when cooking. This along with a Siemens oven, combination microwave and combination steam oven ensure the family can comfortably cook for themselves and any number of additional guests. The inclusion of a Quooker tap, offering instant boiling water, makes the cooking process even simpler and means hot drinks can be brewed in a matter of seconds.

A standout feature of this minimalist kitchen is the stunning built-in dining table. Custom-designed and providing a centrepiece for the entire kitchen, the Sensa Indian Black granite table seats up to ten people and its integrated power sockets make it a suitable workspace if the couple need to work remotely. Situated next to the table is a stunning bespoke dresser, featuring smoked glazed glass panels. The interior is lit with LED strips, making it perfect for displaying the couples’ impressive collection of glasses and crockery.

The Dobsons team effectively overcame challenges posed by the low ceilings, beautiful wooden beams and tricky pipe boxing to create a design which captured the owners’ brief to a tee. They have a particular love for the bespoke granite dining table and the kitchen’s selection of clever storage solutions, including the subtle and sophisticated appliance garage.

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