SW14, London

Posted by Luke Cherry, on December 13, 2019.

The challenge:

Annika and Ian came to us wanting a light and airy kitchen space that could be used for a number of different family activities all in one room.

One of the best parts of being a kitchen designer is having the opportunity to create a brand new space for a client. This project gave us that opportunity. Annika and Ian had previously converted the attic of their Edwardian property and a little while later decided it was time to look at the kitchen and family social space. They moved outwards from the rear of the property with a sympathetic single storey extension to gain the room they so desperately desired.

We not only made Annika and Ian a free flowing new kitchen that fitted perfectly into the new surroundings and their busy family life, but we also got set the task of adding a very bespoke utility room. This took a lot of design ingenuity. Knowing full well whatever we designed could be made by our skilled team.

The Vision

Annika and Ian’s vision:

Annika and Ian made the journey on several occasions to look at our kitchen styles in our Cropredy showroom. With some deliberation they came to the decision of choosing our ‘Ellen’ range of cabinets

By choosing the ‘Ellen’ range they achieved a timeless look that blends effortlessly with the old part of the house as well as the new.

Annika and Ian wanted the new space to be open and very light. They incorporated large Velux sky lights in the ceiling and a set of glazed bifold doors to help extend the social space into the garden on those warm summer nights! The room really does have a great feel to it.

3 of the main requests for this brief were an island, central focal point for their Everhot electric range oven and a Belfast sink. We were fortunate to be able to add all 3 to the design.

The final Kitchen:

Materials used – Maple veneered cabinets, Tulip cabinet frames, doors and drawer fronts and solid Maple drawers with dovetails.

Colours used – The main kitchen cabinets are hand painted using ‘Fescue 231’ by Little Greene and the island is in ‘Spruce 690 by Paint and Paper Library

Cabinets used – The ‘Ellen’ range

Worktops used – Caesarstone – 30mm ‘Pure White 1141’ with a pencil round edge detail

Appliances used – Everhot 90i electric range oven in Dove Grey, Liebherr integrated fridge/freezer, Neff dishwasher and a Siemens canopy extractor. A Miele washing machine and tumble dryer were used in the utility.

Sink and Tap used – Shaws ‘Pendle’ Belfast sink with a Perrin and Rowe ‘Ionian’ bridging tap with lever handles in chrome. An 18” ‘Professional’ Baby Belfast sink and a Shaws bridging tap were used in the utility.

“We had various experiences with other bespoke kitchen companies that seemed sufficient, and organised, but did not have the imagination or empathy that we found with Cherrywood. Cherrywood showed clear understanding of what we were trying to achieve and added value throughout the entire process from design to implementation. Also, we felt in very safe hands with Luke as a trustworthy person who really cares about every detail. They were the stand out company for our bespoke kitchen. Their attention to detail and understanding of what we were trying to achieve with our kitchen really stood out. Nothing was too much trouble for Cherrywood along the entire process. Cherrywood used their extensive know how to get the most out of our room and made it a functional and very enjoyable space, as well as creating a relaxing environment to entertain – Luke understands all of that and his knowledge and attention to detail is clear with the client needs at the forefront of his every thought. Cherrywood were certainly a very professional and friendly team with the outcome for their clients being at the top of their priority list. Cherrywood take clear pride in their kitchens and this shows with the quality of product and service you get. There was transparency along the entire process from design, making and fitting through to the client service. A genuinely pleasant experience in what can often be a stressful time. We would not hesitate to recommend, and we say this with 100% confidence. Numerous friends of ours have asked who was behind the design and making of our kitchen”

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