Fitzroy painted shaker in Chalk and Harforth Blue.
The BriefAs part of a major extension to the clients’ property in Windsor, Berkshire. Our customer was in search of an open plan kitchen that was stylish yet functional. They fell in love with the Fitroy Door from our Alchemy Kitchens Range.
Worksurface area and storage were the two main pre-requisites. Our client is a keen cook who holds gatherings and cookery demonstrations so the kitchen needed to perform for this use as well as normal family life. The kitchen needed to be large enough to entertain students as well as family and friends yet have the functionality to host a cookery demonstration when required.
After many creative meetings at our Hertfordshire Kitchen Showroom, we were able to bring the kitchen design in line with our customer's vision.
Designer TipsOur client really needed a kitchen that could allow her to cook at the hob facing either her family or her students rather than have her back to them. However, for safety reasons she didn’t like the prospect of cooking on the island. The client also preferred not to have an island extractor hanging down from the ceiling and blocking the view.
Our design for the kitchen located the induction hob to the left as well as a domino gas hob (far away from the seated section) on the island, a ceiling extractor above the hob gave a sleek finish which prevented obstructed views through the kitchen. Another design feature was added by glass dresser units incorporated to the left of the window.
As a keen cook and instructor, our client needed a Griddle Plate and Tepan Yaki to develop her menu for three-course meals, along with a combi steamer for healthier cooking. Steaming also enhances the vibrant colours of food, ideal for a stunning dinner party.
The Chalk Painted colour option was selected for tall units along with the wall units which kept the kitchen feeling light and airy. The glass splashbacks were colour matched to the exact colour of the base units which were the fabulous Hartforth Blue finish. This continued the blue theme but added the reflective properties of glass to add brightness and open the room up.