The Clifton Kitchen – The Brief
Having bought a beautiful Victorian family home on the outskirts of Clifton, Bristol, Mark and Alex began an ambitious renovation project. With characterful but uneven floors and walls, the kitchen required expert knowledge to create a space that highlighted the history of the home, while also acting as a functional area the family could really feel at home in.
They had a specific requirement: to have enough storage to keep the space feeling like a relaxing space to start the day with a leisurely breakfast.
Sam and Charlie took the time to get to know our clients, their daily habits and the property itself before working and reworking ideas until they were completely happy with the final design.
Building a custom chimney breast to house the range cooker in a position offset to the existing geometry of the room was the biggest challenge. We managed to sit the fridge freezer back into the original recess of the room, which helped to make sure tall cabinetry didn’t feel imposing. We also built out the other alcove, which created a new space to hang the wall cabinets.
A Farrow & Ball colour palette completes the project. The two-tone palette provides depth and subtle character, while the layout caters to the family’s day-to-day activities in the busiest room in the house.
"We are delighted with our new kitchen and would like to thank you for your great service and brilliant craftsmanship. As part of our renovation project we wanted something really special for our kitchen and we were certainly not disappointed. Sam's personal and professional approach was really refreshing. You helped us turn our ideas into a great design, even if that meant reworking things until we were 100% happy. Charlie's calmness at the house was really needed. The fact our Victorian house had really uneven floors and walls created a few fitting dilemmas. Charlie was unfazed by this, making it all work and fit beautifully. The end product is fantastic and the layout works really well. The service throughout has been excellent and all the team have been great. We would highly recommend Sustainable Kitchens."
M & A M
Main cabinetry: Farrow & Ball’s Purbeck Stone
Island cabinetry: Farrow & Ball’s Mole’s Breath
Main worktop: Australian Juparana Sandstone
Island worktop: American white oak
Knobs: Solid wood
Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com