Wardington, Oxfordshire

Posted by Rhian Burrell, on December 20, 2021.

The brief:

Our clients for this Oxfordshire based kitchen project were recommended to us through a previous customer. After taking a good look around our website they made contact through the website form and follow up phone calls.

Our customers had been in their countryside farm house for some time and described it as ‘shabby chic’ and in real need of some attention, they had contemplated moving before deciding to complete a total home renovation. Initially our discussions revolved around updating some bedroom furniture but quickly became far more than that, and ended up including 6 rooms within the house. We took on the project management role as well as the furniture and kitchen design, build and fit.

The brief for the kitchen was well thought through, the space that housed a dining table was to be updated to a functional island/peninsular to allow for a social space with added storage. The nearby pantry and utility also needed a design eye to improve the practicality and organisation.

The Vision

To suit the character of this country farmhouse we opted for a Shaker style kitchen. The cabinetry was finished in Chambers gate no.85 by Mylands and the peninsular in Oratory no. 237 – which was then used on the woodwork in the adjoining rooms for ultimate continuity. To compliment this we used Burnished brass hardware and aged brass taps.

There was new flooring laid throughout the kitchen and adjoining family room and we included cabinetry for their existing Fisher Paykel fridge/freezer.

The clients opted for an Everhot range oven in a new Marine Blue colour which complimented the overall colour pallet beautifully.

To help keep things organised we added specific power, pen and keys drawer to the design.

Project overview:

Worktop

Manufacture – TGH

Colour – Statuario white

Thickness – 30mm

Surface finish – polished

Edge detail – pencil round

Drainer – recessed drainer with set of 5 grooves in the kitchen and a set of 5 d/g for the utility

Cabinets

Cabinet material – 19mm Pre finished oak faced plywood

Door material – 26mm Tulip with 9mm m/r mdf panel

Drawer front material – 26mm Tulip with 9mm m/r mdf panel

Drawer material – 13mm European Oak with dovetails

Appliances

Range oven – 110cm Everhot in Marine blue

Tall fridge/freezer – manufacturer Fisher Paykel

Integrated dishwasher – manufacturer Bosch

Sinks

Lansdowne – 80cm Belfast

Shaws of Darwen – 45cm Belfast

Taps

Perrin and Rowe – Ionian bridging in aged brass

Perrin and Rowe –  Phoenician monoblock in aged brass

Cabinet paint colour – Mylands

All cabinetry – Chambers Gate no. 85

Peninsular in the kitchen – Oratory no. 237

Cabinet furniture – Armac Martin

Knobs – Bakes 32mm knob in burnished brass

Cup Pulls – Cotswold cup pull in burnished brass

Pantry and larder doors – Bakes 203mm handle in burnished brass

I got so excited when I saw the reveal in the showroom, and loved meeting Anthony and Alex, having them back to see the finished project is great. The personality of Luke and the whole team was fantastic, it was like the A-team turning up at our house on that first day. Ultimate reliability and quality. We are delighted”

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