A traditional kitchen with some modern touches for a late 1600s cottage in Great Waldingfield, Suffolk.
Our client wanted a traditional design for their kitchen that would fit the appearance of the age of their period cottage. The layout of the ground floor had been rearranged to move the position of the kitchen so that it became south facing and therefore enjoyed more natural light. The kitchen needed to incorporate space for an Aga range cooker and a freestanding American style fridge freezer. The client also requested an oak kitchen with curved features and a social space for sitting and eating.
Understanding that kitchen units with curves were important to our client, we suggested a Stonehams oak kitchen with curved drawers and also curved work surfaces. The solid oak cabinets were painted with Stonehams Cashmere paint. Combined with Oak and Walnut, the combination creates a calm, neutral and heritage appearance.
Our client is a keen cook and enjoys coming home to cook after a busy day at work. She wanted a space to be created so that there was somewhere to sit while she is cooking. We designed a seating area with a worktop made in walnut so is is warmer to sit at than the granite worktops used in the rest of the kitchen.
The curved features of the room, add a modern touch to this traditional style kitchen. Under cabinet and ceiling spot lights also helped to brighten the room.
A quooker tap was added at the client’s request. They have told us that they’ve never drunk so much tea and coffee!
The overall appearance of traditional incorporating some modern features was completed with a glass splash back behind the Aga that add a unique finishing touch to the room. Porcelain wood-look tiles complete the room while being more practical than traditional wood.
“I am really glad that my customer is happy with their new kitchen. The curved features give the room some wow factor but it still maintains traditional qualities that fit with the age of the cottage.”