Cropredy, Oxfordshire

Posted by Rhian Burrell, on October 3, 2022.

The brief:

Peter and Vicky were previous clients of ours and had recently moved to a new property in Cropredy. Their new house had been occupied by an elderly couple and needed a refresh to be given a new lease of life.

Having completed a significant renovation project at their previous home, they very quickly set plans in motion to put their stamp on the new space. The original footprint was large and built with influences from spacious American architecture. Although the rooms were big, they created separate areas for living, dining and kitchen. Vicky is a very busy grandmother (a.k.a Nanma) and to make the space work for her she wanted open plan living, with this room to be the hub of family life.

We discussed their plans to complete structural work and once we had the space confirmed we set about designing their brand-new kitchen.

With a very clear vision for the end result Peter & Vicky briefed us to create a contemporary feeling kitchen, with symmetry and clean lines a major part of the design.

The Vision

Although this project took us away from our usual Shaker design style, we really enjoyed creating a contemporary design for Peter & Vicky’s new home.

We followed their vision closely and created a simple and sleek design, with lots of hidden practical solutions throughout.

To make full use of all space we worked in storage solutions outside of the main kitchen area, this included a pantry cupboard and opposite that a tall cupboard for storing the mop, hoover and other cleaning equipment.

We created a bespoke spice drawer, hidden bin, and integrated appliances. And of course, Vicky’s Everhot was a key component of the design.

With such a vast space we were able to include a large island with seating for 6. The island also included drawers, open shelving, and a wine rack.

The colour scheme was Mylands Islington no. 23 and Oratory no. 237, and complements the overall space perfectly.

Project overview:


Manufacturer – Caesarstone

Colour – Pure White

Thickness – 20mm

Surface finish – Polished

Edge detail – single chamfer

Drainer – set of 5 grooves


Cabinet material – 19mm pre finished oak plywood

Door material – 22mm premium grade moisture resistant mdf

Drawer material – 13mm dovetailed oak

Drawer front material – 22mm premium grade moisture resistant mdf


Oven – Everhot 110 I in Black

Fridge – integrated larder fridge – manufacturer Neff

Freezer – integrated larder freezer – manufacturer Neff

Dishwasher – integrated – manufacturer Neff

Combi microwave – integrated – manufacturer Neff


Franke – 2.0 undermount in stainless steel



Cabinet paint colour – Mylands

Main cabinetry – Islington no. 23

Island cabinetry – Oratory no. 237

Cabinet furniture

Recessed finger pulls on all top horizontal edges for handles

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