Reclaimed Wood Industrial Kitchen – The Brief
The house is truly spectacular; one you would usually see brought to life on Grand Designs. The existing land housed three very small, old cottages with a separate building for the toilet. Where they once stood is now an impressive family home.
The interior has a very industrial, contemporary feel with concrete, brick and timber throughout, while the front has been skillfully created to fit in with the serene village surroundings.
It was important for the client to use elements of the build to accent the industrial feel. We designed a bespoke kitchen using a flow of solid reclaimed timber boards, in a matt finish to give a hard-wearing look.
With a minimalist focus, we were challenged with making the kitchen visually clean whilst still integrating all the necessary appliances. The hidden utility became the workhorse of the design housing the ‘white good’ appliances (including fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer) as well as plenty of storage to suit a family of 6. This allowed us to use low cabinetry for the rest of the open plan kitchen, complete with an island incorporating the hob, 2 ovens and wine fridge, plus an overhang for bar seating. The utility can be closed off and hidden behind huge sliding timber doors, created by a local carpenter.
The 12mm thick Corian worktop looks striking against the warm timber, brick and concrete.
In this open-plan project, the lounge and kitchen is one huge space and with continuity being important for the client, we also designed low cabinetry to house the log burner in the same reclaimed timber as the kitchen. With huge push open drawers, the cabinetry has ample storage whilst still appearing minimal and clean, finished with a concrete fire hearth by John Tinney.
This was a hugely exciting project for Sustainable Kitchens, we also designed a bespoke boot room and external study area. The mix of concrete and timber are reflected throughout the home which allowed us to show off our expertise in the use of reclaimed wood.
The project as a whole is absolutely stunning, the client and architects Stone Wood Design created a family home that will be enjoyed for many years to come. It is full of little, impeccable details throughout, even the continuous shadow line tracing the ceiling is to be desired.
A great project to be a part of in a fantastic build. I enjoyed working with different materials, the reclaimed wood really warms up the space, and looks great paired with the simple clean line of the thin corian worktop.