The Farmhouse Feel
The beauty of buying bespoke is that you can get exactly what you want built and this bold gate-door style farmhouse kitchen fulfilled a very specific brief for the client. Their requirement was for a solid oak kitchen in a very traditional style that made a feature of as much hand crafted joinery as possible… and that it was built around their existing range cooker, which had served them so well for so long that they couldn’t bring themselves to replace it!
To meet this brief we suggested a modern version of a historically early door style, the ledged door, which is a series of tongue and grooved vertical ‘planks’ held together with horizontal ‘ledges’ on their reverse sides, which creates a very bold appearance when used in a modern kitchen setting. To continue this theme throughout the kitchen we suggested that we manufacture the hinges, latches and handles as well to look like traditional gate door components but to be a truly functional and integral element of this modern kitchen.
From a design point of view our challenge was to create a beautiful kitchen that marries the very traditional style of the cabinetry with the functionality one expects from a kitchen nowadays – integrated appliances, soft-closing drawers, wire mechanisms etc. The result of this is a very striking kitchen, which is packed full of tactile and aesthetically pleasing elements, a real oak lover’s space!
Some key features in this scheme are:
– Polished Cosmic Black granite worktops
– Asymmetric open display shelving
– Hand-crafted hinges, handles and latches