Nicola and Mike came to us with a clear and simple brief, and this clarity and simplicity is reflected in their beautiful kitchen.
They wanted a kitchen that was sleek and unfussy, but with hidden detailing that would be personalised enough to reflect them as people, and how they like to live and entertain.
Clean, bright and practical, with contrast in colour and texture that would give a personal twist, whilst remaining elegant and timeless.
One of the personalised aspects of Nicola and Mike’s kitchen comes in the shade of blue chosen to finish their Shaker cabinets. They chose Little Green Paint Company ‘Basalt 221’, which looks different depending on how the light falls and where in the kitchen you are standing, giving a rich hue.
To finish the cabinetry, Nicola and Mike chose Armac Martin ‘Sparkbrook’ antiqued, satin lacquered brass bar handles – these perfectly compliment the blue paintwork.
Whilst the doors are traditional, they are enhanced by modern clean lines and understated décor, so will always be timeless. The tall doors are constructed with three equal panels – this classic detailing contrasts beautifully with the simplicity of the surrounding kitchen.
The cabinetry seamlessly incorporates built-in fridge and freezer along with the Miele Artline handle-less oven, which continues the understated styling.
The warmth of wood
The rich blue of the shaker doors and clean lines of the work surfaces perfectly complement the warmth of the traditional parquet flooring in Nicola and Mike’s home. To further enhance this aspect, they chose Egger ‘Tobacco Halifax Oak’ slab doors for their kitchen island.
The drawers are solid oak throughout the kitchen, but the cabinetry carcasses are also built using the Egger Oak panelling, which underlines the attention to detail shown in the design.
The centre feature of Nicola and Mike’s kitchen is their island with stunning, white quartz countertop, featuring a waterfall edge at one end and space for casual dining or breakfast at the other. The mitred end of the island is also a lovely feature.
The island incorporates the BORA Pure hob and cooktop extraction system. This feature is ideal for open-plan kitchen dining, as it ensures clean, odourless, steam-free cooking.
Details make the difference
Nicola and Mike chose the Quooker Fusion in patinated brass finish – the Quooker tap provides the convenience of instant boiling, hot or cold water from a single tap.
Further hidden aspects of the kitchen include built-in larder storage in the form of a tall, pull-out cupboard, integrated bins, built-in knife block and bespoke cutlery and utensil drawers.
Nicola and Mike use their open plan kitchen for entertaining, so they asked us to build a hidden ‘bar’ for them.
We created fully retractable ‘pocket’ doors, to make the most of the space. The cabinetry continues the Egger ‘Tobacco Halifax Oak’ carcass, with glass shelves. The 6mm ‘Bronze Vincenzo’ mirror splashback makes it a very special feature. There is also bespoke wine storage within one of the cupboards inside the bar.
“Great from concept to finished article”
Vince and the gang at GBK&I have been great from concept to finished article. Communication is excellent and all expectations reached. Highly recommend. I love my kitchen!!!
To understand why Nicola and Mike are so thrilled, view our video of their stunning kitchen:
If you would like to talk to us about how we could transform your kitchen, call us on 01959 53 22 33 to book a design appointment. By booking ahead, you can be confident you’ll have the time to talk everything through with us fully.
Alternatively, visit our spectacular showroom to get inspired.