John Lewis of Hungerford designer, Tom Layzell created this fabulous, spacious kitchen in a stunning detached four-bedroom home in Princes, Risborough, Buckinghamshire.
Designed to create the ideal space for entertaining, this kitchen includes a beautiful island which incorporates a handy seating area. An island makes a stunning centrepiece and the perfect setting for a social event with friends and family, so it was a must-have for this kitchen.
A classic mixture of materials and design were used to create a timeless, contemporary look. This Shaker style kitchen delivers beautiful simplicity and its versatility means it can fit both contemporary and traditional spaces.
Finished in 2 colours using John Lewis of Hungerford’s own range of award-winning paint. The cabinets are finished in ‘Easy White’ with the island in ‘Birch’. Using a contrasting colour for the island really enhances the aesthetics, and in this case, serves to create a modern feel. The island makes a really stunning addition to the kitchen and is topped with an elegant granite, ‘Bianco Eclipse’ worktop. The same stone is used as spashback behind the hob and creates an eye-catching feature wall.
The outer cupboards are completed with chrome cup handles and topped with solid oak work surfaces. The sublime pairing of wood and stone worktops for this kitchen creates a chic modern look, with added warmth and character.
The client chose the latest Neff appliances, which include a large American style fridge-freezer and wine cooler, built in-to the island. Innovative storage ideas have been added to reduce clutter and increase space. A tall cupboard serves as a pantry for storing dry foods, with an oak spice rack attached to the back of the door. Taller units are kept together at the end of a run where they are least likely to block sunlight and views of the kitchen. An in-built canopy extractor was added to create a striking feature over the hob, complete with period detailing it blends in beautifully with the style of kitchen cabinets. The variety of tones throughout the kitchen work in harmony to create a tranquil space, with an abundance of natural light.
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