To replace a small, pokey kitchen with a contemporary kitchen easy to cook in, with plenty of worktop and storage space. The clients wanted a feature island with a ‘sociable’ end where guests and family can sit. After much research they decided they liked the look of the island on display in the showroom.
A handleless Bauformat Montreal kitchen with contrasting door finishes of smooth Bali Marron wood with textured, wavy Montreal Sarona.
The island is double width to provide extra worktop space, and the breakfast bar area, made to order in matching Bali Marron, is designed with a small upstand to separate it from the work area. Tucked into the slimline 20mm Cimstone Cyruss worktop is a S-box retractable electric socket in stainless steel which matches the extractor hood and fridge freezer.
Pan drawers line one side of the island with internal cutlery drawers, and useful storage cupboards the other side. A small end cupboard was fitted with an internal socket for ‘technology charging’, so all portable electronic devices can be hidden from view.
The stainless steel fridge freezer is flanked by tall cupboards with pull outs and an adjoining cupboard above is used for cookery book storage. The pull-out wall cupboards above the undermounted Franke Sinks have lights fitted underneath, and the run is completed by a matching set of tall cupboards with shelving that house the Neff Oven/Combi Mircowave. The client choose the Neff oven for its retractable door which slides back into the appliance.
“Mark was great throughout the design process. He was very accomodating and let us go at our own pace, so we could take our time to make decisions. He let us hold onto the cupboard fronts as we went through so many options. The software really helped as we could tweak things really easily and then see the changes”.
Bauformat Kitchen in Astwood Bank 1930’s house