This is cool, country kitchen at its best. The twee frills of yesteryear have been left behind and this classic Shaker has taken on a pared back, cool-as-you-like style. Bespoke cabinetry in a Cockbead, Inframe design keeps it classic and totally suitable to this beautiful barn conversion near Royston, which we’re proud to introduce as our latest project.
Our clients are a busy family with young children that like to socialise, so whilst it was important that the design of the kitchen and dining area suited the overall style of the converted barn there was also a desire for it to look modern and minimalist. Colour choices and finishes were key to a contemporary look and here the calm colour scheme using F&B’s Manor House Grey for the main cabinets provides masses of light reflection but is also perfectly offset by the drama of the tall cupboards which are hand painted in F&B’s Railings. These tall cabinets are becoming very popular as they provide a handsome hide-away for the fridge and freezer and also offer a full height pull out larder. Next to the run of ovens and conveniently positioned next to the Quooker Boiling tap is a breakfast pantry – which keeps all the essentials accessible but out of sight! We love the way the light is maximised by having a long run of large drawers for crockery, pans etc. so that these walls are clear of wall-height cabinets. Centrally positioned overlooking the garden is the classic Perrin & Rowe Shaker Double Bowl Ceramic sink partnered with the Quooker Flex All-in-One Boiling Tap with pull out flex hose in Stainless Steel.
The Full Stave Solid Oak breakfast bar which, again, offers a contrast to the worktops (in Nile Carrara Quartz) is a real feature – not just for the tactile nature of the timber but also because it gives our clients and their friends somewhere to prop with a glass of wine!
The large spacious kitchen opens out to a dining area best suited to socialising and family time and connecting to this main area are both a boot room and utility room – essentials for stress free day-to-day living!