Shutford, Oxfordshire

Posted by Luke Cherry, on April 17, 2020.

The brief:

The existing kitchen in this Shutford home had been in place for many years. Having served its time Nick and Sue got in touch to discuss updating the worn-out space with an entirely new design.

Starting with a clean sheet we talked through updating the layout to improve the flow of the space. We discussed a more practical and functional kitchen as well an improved overall feel.

Nick and Sue specifically requested Plywood with a light yet durable surface – a great combination for both practicality and longevity.

Another detail key to the brief was ensuring the design was uniform in its appearance using clean lines and equal proportions.

Finally we incorporated space for an old re-claimed pantry cupboard sourced from a flea market.

The Vision

This plywood kitchen is a natural and timeless design that incorporates practical functionality.

Equal sets of 3 drawers are used throughout to create the uniform look and style and a new serving area incorporated within the design. A charging drawer is featured for ultimate convenience.

To make the best use of the space we recommended the inclusion of a pocket door with false wall. Nick and Sue usually had the door open to the adjoining room so this was a smart solution to ensure no valuable space was lost within the kitchen.

Project overview:

Worktops: 20mm Caesarstone clamshell polished worktop with pencil round edge

Cabinets: 18mm sustainably sourced Birch plywood with Kos Blanco Fenix NTM surface

Appliances: AEG single oven, combi oven, warming drawer and wall mounted extractor. LG freestanding fridge freezer, Neff integrated dishwasher

Sink: Franke Peak undermount bowl

Tap: Franke Arena tap with pull out spray in Silk Steel

“We have had Cherrywood undertake 3 projects for us over the last 12 months – all very different, a dressing room, library and kitchen. We had some thoughts of what we wanted, and Luke worked with us to realise our ideas”

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