We were invited to Joanna and Andrew’s home in rural West Peckham to talk through their very clear ideas for a new kitchen.
With their children grown up and only the dog at home, it was the right time to realise their vision for a welcoming, open-plan space for future family visits.
Simple, clean lines with natural colour tones and materials work together to create a practical, but beautiful space to complement their view over open farmland.
One of the most striking, yet simple design statements is the chosen material for the countertops. Bloomstones ‘Calcutta Gold’ quartz provides the clean lines that Joanna and Andrew had envisaged.
Joanna and Andrew wanted contrasting finishes for their cabinetry.
Subtle details in the construction of our handmade cabinetry make all the difference to the finish.
For example, the painted cabinets have a 28mm routed border in the slab doors. In contrast, the timber doors are completely flat with the natural grain giving texture. Distinctions such as these create interest.
Robust and stylish Armac Martin bar handles complete the look. Their ‘Sparkbrook’ range was chosen in ‘burnished satin brass’ finish.
Mitred ends to the cabinetry and countertops add detail and definition.
The tones in the two cabinetry finishes work perfectly together in achieving the natural, subtle styling that Joanna and Andrew had envisaged.
Increasingly a ‘must have’ for kitchen renovations is a pantry cupboard. For Joanna and Andrew, we incorporated a breakfast pantry with retracting pocket doors.
The interior of the pantry cupboard features rich wood to tone in with their window frames and flooring, along with a built in marble cold shelf.
Part of the joy of designing an entirely bespoke, handmade kitchen is incorporating aspects that are both unique, and important, to each client.
For Joanna and Andrew, we built intertwined shelving in Egger ‘Tobacco Halifax Oak’ to match the island cabinetry.
The bank of floor to ceiling cabinetry alongside is packed with custom made storage such as a spice rack, open shelving and deep drawers.
The practical aspect of this kitchen was a core part of the brief, so the storage theme is very much part of the perimeter cabinetry too with bespoke drawer organisers.
Every inch of space is maximised with clever corner access.
Joanna and Andrew didn’t compromise on their appliances.
The BORA X Pure cooktop extractor ensures a steam and odour free space.
The Quooker Fusion gives them instant hot, cold or boilling water, and their choice of the patinated brass finish looks great with the cabinetry bar handles.
Joanna’s review of working with us summarises how we hope every client feels:
We are thrilled with our new kitchen.
When we first approached Jack at Great British Kitchens & Interiors, we had an idea of what we wanted for our 1960’s renovation. He designed the perfect kitchen for the space and knew exactly how to achieve the look we were looking for.
The kitchen was installed on time and very professionally. The whole team an absolute pleasure to have on site.
The result is a stunning kitchen that will be the heart of our home.
We are always inspired by the ideas of our clients.