Hornton, Oxfordshire

Posted by Rhian Burrell, on May 25, 2023.

The brief:

Anne and Mike dropped into the showroom one afternoon to discuss their options for a new kitchen and utility room. We had been on their radar for a little while through local word of mouth.

Having lived in their stunning Oxfordshire home for over 16 years they felt it was time to complete some renovations within the converted barn and opted to make a start with the kitchen and utility space.

As the property is grade II listed there are limitations to the work that could be done with opening up space, so the priority was making the most of the space that existed but creating a feeling of light and openness through colour choices and cabinetry.

They were looking for a complete change of style and the floor was also changed which made a significant difference to the finished project.

The Vision

Based on the brief for a simplistic, classic design, the style we opted for was our plain shaker kitchen design.

The design included an island with seating and storage, two integrated pantry cupboards and lots of accessible drawers.

To create the feeling of light in the rooms that have small windows, typical of the period of house, we opted for the Mylands colours Bond Street. 210, and Grosvenor Square.109. Colours that bounce back light throughout the rooms. The choice for an equally light floor tile also elevated this further to create a airy, light feeling within the rooms.

Project overview:

Worktop – Customer Sourced

Manufacturer – Cimstone

Colour – Arcadia

Thickness – 30mm

Surface finish – Polished

Edge detail – Single pencil round

Drainer – recessed with set of 5 grooves


Cabinet material – 18mm pre finished oak plywood

Door material – Solid Tulip with moisture resistant mdf panels

Drawer material – Dovetailed solid oak

Drawer front material – Either solid Tulip or flat panelled moisture resistant mdf


Oven – 90cm Falcon duel fuel range

Fridge/freezer – American style – manufacturer Samsung – existing

Dishwasher – integrated – manufacturer Bosch


Shaws of Darwen 800m shaker double in white


Abode bridging with separate spray

Cabinet furniture

Armac Martin

Cotswold drawer pulls in Antique silver lacquered (ASP – now a discontinued colour)

Bakes 32mm knob in Antique silver lacquered (ASP – now a discontinued colour)

Colour Palette

Island and base units Mylands Bond Street 210

Cabinetry Mylands Grosvenor Square 109

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