Friday, 13 April 2012

Black High Gloss Kitchen

Well, not strictly a black high gloss kitchen, more of a combination of black and white high gloss. We designed and installed this modern high gloss kitchen in an 18th century house just outside Maidstone in Kent, all tho oak beams you can see in the images are original. The outside walls of the kitchen are in white high gloss with black quartz worktops and the kitchen island is in black high gloss with a white quartz worktop.

The extractor hood is from Elica and the induction hob features and special wok cooking zone. Having 2 sinks in the kitchen allows for easy food preparation and cleaning.

The railing handles lend a particular look and make opening and closing of the deep pan drawers under the hob and elswhere in the kitchen very easy. Deep pan drawers are a very efficient use of space in your kitchen as, unlike a cupboard all of the contents are easily accessable.

The black and white quartz worktops contasting with the kitchen units they sit on are extremely hard wearing and very good looking. The worktop on the island had to be cut around on of the aged oak beams in the kitchen.

So, you see it is possible to design a very modern kitchen in a traditional property and achieve a very pleasing outcome. You can see more examples of high gloss kitchens here.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Kitchens in Kent

Here is a kitchen that we recently designed and installed in Bromley, Kent. The client brief was for clean, simple lines and a light, bright environment.

The range we used was Linera, a handleless kitchen in matt white lacquer from Nobilia.

The architectural lines created by the handleless kitchen door profile gives a pleasing sense of symmetry and proportion to the overall kitchen design.

The large fridge is placed between pull out larder towers and next to the ovens we built a custom appliance tower to house a free standing washing machine and tumble drier. This had the advantage of making both of these less audible when in use and freed up under counter space by the kitchen sink.

The worktop is Compaq quartz in grey and gives the kitchen an understated but classy appearance and also helps to keep the kitchen light and airy as per our customers brief. Teemed with a large stainless steel undermounted sink and contemporary tap the whole kitchen design is good to look at and very practical - what do you think?

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