Project Description

New Kitchen – Porter in Matt Silver Grey with Nebraska Oak

Client from Mansfield (2020)  

This latest kitchen was for a couple in Mansfield and they have kindly agreed to let us share photographs of their new kitchen with visitors to our website.

The original kitchen area had been extended to provide space for a large kitchen diner and island unit. The key points on the brief was to provide the following:

  • More workspace
  • Better easy access storage
  • A modern handleless design
  • High quality appliances
  • Durable worktops that looked good

Although the breif was for a modern design and clean lines, the client expressed a desire for the whole scheme to not look clinical. To add depth and warm colour tones to the pale grey units, we, along with the client chose the warn Nebraska Oak.  

One of the main challenges of the whole project was working around the stop tap which would have been at the edge of the original kitchen, now found itself in the middle of the kitchen. Our solution was to build the island unit over the stop tap with easy access to the tap. You will see the breakfast area stools on the island in the photo below, the stop tap is under this part of the island unit.

The worksurfaces are a product called Dekton in Aura which compliments the kitchen design perfectly and reflects light across the whole area. Dekton offers unparalleled functional and aesthetic properties. It is an ideal material for work surfaces as it is stain resistant, heat resistant and has a high resistance to scratching. It also comes with a 10 year warranty.

The appliances are all high quality Seimens including and induction hob, ovens and an American style fridge freezer. Other points of interest in this kitchen were a popup powerpoint mounted in the island unit and a space tower for storage. A space tower is a tall larder cupboard with separate drawers filling the height of the cupboard. The tower fulfils the brief of providing extra storage and is very easy to access.

The couple who now own this fabulous kitchen were asked if they had any tips for someone undertaking such a project, their advice was to visit the showroom and see the actual cupboards appliances and accessories and to talk to the design team about how to bring their idea to life. They felt you couldn’t possibly get the same experience sitting on the sofa at home with a pile of brochures, although that is a good place to start!!