Having previously had a large island with a bar the clients knew they wanted the same in their new house, but what really ‘sold’ the kitchen to them was seeing the corner fridge on display in the showroom. The kitchen was designed to incorporate this, integrated in a traditional oak door.
A top of the range Stoneham Penhurst kitchen in character oak with a feature island clad in Cosmic Titanium grantite.
The large island is the focal point of the room and the size of it was carefully calculated to allow generous circulation space. The raised breakfast bar has become a real hit, with guests using the stools and having drinks from the conveniently situated drinks and glasses cupboard underneath. The island also houses a single drawer Fisher and Paykel dish washer, quadruple pullout bins, and three spacious drawers, one of which is a designated ‘man drawer’. The client visited the yard of our granite wholesalers and carefully selected their individual slab of the gorgeous Cosmic Titanium grantite. It throws off various colours in different lights, and the client comments, ‘I’m always spotting different patterns, colours and shapes in it’.
The other focal point of the kitchen is the corner fridge, which is one of the largest fridges on the market, and is designed to store not just food that needs to be chilled, but all packet and tinned food as well. Next to the corner fridge is an under the counter freezer, and stepped out from that is the Caple gas hob with pan drawers underneath and small pull out racks on either side. More large pan drawers are situated next to the Caple wall mounted double oven. Wall cupboards provide further storage.
Underneath the window there is another run of units with a bespoke corner wall cupboard which counterpoints the corner fridge. This is used as a tea/coffee preparation area, as the client finds she does most of her food prep. on the island. Under these units are more storage drawers and a Le Mans pull out corner unit.
“The kitchen is stunning, we are so pleased. It ticks all the boxes for style, functionality and look. The corner fridge is a massive talking point. We were very impressed by Mark. He showed great interest, and was always on hand when needed. James was very helpful as well. We made the right choice of kitchen with the right person”.