Entertaining in a contemporary kitchen

Entertaining in a contemporary kitchen
December 21, 2016 mg_ksl
  • Kitchen Design
  • Richard Hibbert

With an Aga as the heart of the kitchen, KSL was commissioned to create a contemporary kitchen that would act as an extensive entertaining area.



The kitchen area was part of a vast modern extension that was added to a restored Gatehouse. While an Aga is not often found in a modern kitchen, the space had to work easily for the client, a keen cook, who suffered with arthritis in her hands.


To create a contemporary kitchen our designer, Rebecca, gave the Aga its deserved focal point but used glass of the same colour as the Aga throughout the kitchen design.
A three-metre piece of granite – not often found in one single piece – was sourced and kept in storage until installation.

To make the kitchen practical for the client, no handles were fitted onto the units. Instead, doors were designed to be pushed to open, including a push to open dishwasher and wine cooler.

With a large island featuring an induction hob and a downdraft extractor, the kitchen became the perfect place for entertaining. A glass entertaining/breakfast bar was introduced to curve around the island, which offered a seating area.

“This was a particularly challenging project, not just in terms of the scale of the kitchen design, but the number of bespoke requirements and mix of finishes within the project. There were lots of tiny bits of detail that I had to keep on top on in order to deliver the end result. This kitchen is an amazing space and I am very pleased to have achieved a kitchen design that works so well for our client and meets both her lifestyle and everyday needs”

– Rebecca Brown