At a glance, this kitchen looks like it could come from any era. But look closer: with a few touches to modernise it, this spacious, bespoke kitchen uses subtle mouldings and embellishments to perfectly merge technology into this ancient barn setting.

Traditional Country Kitchen with American fridge freezer and moulded door panels

A Traditional Country Kitchen – The Brief

For quirky homes, it’s all about getting your kitchen design just right. Our clients, Arran and Anna, wanted their kitchen to look like it belonged in the home; like it had always been there (just with a couple of essential modern conveniences).

Maximising the feeling of space, height and light was key. We decided on a neutral palette with clear walls to emphasise the space, while making sure the cabinetry functioned to its best ability through chunky frame and worktops and delicate mouldings and chamfers.

Sam listened to what we wanted to achieve and it was great that he wanted to work with us to deliver on the vision, sharing ideas and thoughts on how best to achieve the desired result. The fitting team were very professional and clearly took pride in crafting a great finished product and were happy to make changes and tweaks during the process. At the end of that day we wanted a kitchen that looks good but was still practical to use and just makes you want to cook…and this does just that!


Project Information


Paint: Farrow & Ball: Tallow No.203

Worktop: Oak 40mm

Carcasses: FSC birch plywood

Frames and doors: Oak


Oven – John Lewis JLBIOS612
Fridge – Whirlpool 20r1-d3sf
DishwasherNeff S51M53X1GB
Microwave – John Lewis JLBIC02
SinkShaws Ribblesdale Belfast Sink
Warming Drawer – JLDR14


Installed back in 2014, this was a relatively early project for us. It was designed by our co-founder Sam Shaw. You can read more about Sam here.


Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com

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