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Classic Kitchen Inspiration

When Peter and Bronny came to Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets, they wanted to create a kitchen with a style that would stand the test of time. Following a visit to one of our showrooms, they got to work designing a classic kitchen that would work for them.

The couple knew they wanted to fill the large hearth with a range cooker, so it was essential that the rest of the kitchen worked with this traditional feature.

Creating a fresh, airy look was also a priority as the large room only has two windows on one side.

Peter and Bronny chose cabinets with Shaker cabinet doors in Farrow & Ball's Lime White for their clean aesthetic and have selected complimentary shades from their granite worktop to tie the rest of the room together.

This classically styled kitchen features a number of subtle modern touches - such as the spotlights that showcase the peninsula and the contemporary stainless steel sink.

The owners' array of cookbooks, vibrant decorative pans and quaint egg holder brings their personality to the kitchen and adds a homely, welcoming feel - creating a one-of-a-kind kitchen that is unique to them.

We love cooking and regularly host large Sunday dinners for our family, so it was important for us to have a highly functional but welcoming space.
The colours we have chosen ensure that our kitchen is warm and inviting in the colder months and bright and airy enough to feel cool in summer.

Peter and Bronny have used a subtle sage green on some of the walls in their kitchen. This calming shade is currently popular but lends itself well to more traditional settings, making it ideal for an ageless look. Farrow & Ball's Lime White has been used on the cabinets, adding warmth to the classic kitchen. The colours chosen create a natural feel and each of the shades featured are reflected in the granite worktops - including the natural oak hues of the cornices and the top of the dresser.

All of the colours from Farrow & Ball's collection are timeless, but we eventually decided Lime White would be best for the look we wanted to achieve. Cream is such a classic choice for a kitchen, and we love the way it complements the other colours we have included in the room. We needed a neutral shade and a colour with a cooler undertone could have made the room feel cold opposed to fresh Lime White has just enough warmth to work with the oak accents and the green we chose for the walls.

An undermount stainless-steel sink was selected for this kitchen as a practical, hardwearing option. A contemporary choice, it matches the pendant lighting and the knobs and handles for a cohesive look throughout the room.

I love the sleek look that we have achieved with our stainless steel sink. We have a dishwasher so we rarely use it for washing up, but the drainage grooves continue the streamlined look by continuing the uninterrupted worktop over a larger space.

As they regularly cook for guests, it was important that the dining space had ample seating and that it was not cut off from the kitchen. A peninsula was chosen over a kitchen island as it meant more of the space was functional. Cabinets have been included on both sides and those that are closest to the dining table contain less frequently-used items, ensuring those within the kitchen triangle are used to store commonly needed ingredients, crockery and utensils.

The peninsula offers additional worktop space so that the tall larder unit opposite did not result in the loss of essential surface space. Having cabinetry underneath also means that keeping the walls free of cabinets has lost Peter and Bronny storage in their classic kitchen.

Being able to fit the cupboards around our kitchen's existing architectural features was a big plus point. The huge range of products available meant that with some careful planning we were able to create a space that suits us.
Floating shelves and glass cabinet doors add a touch of traditional country style and we use them to display some of our most colourful and treasured items. We felt this would be a great way to keep the kitchen up-to-date and it also adds a nice personal touch to the room.

The ceiling is taller in the dining room than in the kitchen, which helps define the individual areas without creating a divide. This was an existing aspect of the room but it has worked well as Peter and Bronny wanted to keep the same colours and flooring throughout for a good flow between the two spaces.

The artwork and flowers add a casual atmosphere, and this couple use the dining table for much more than simply eating dinner. Whether they are sifting through bills or playing board games, this area is often used and is the heart of the home.

We absolutely adore everything in this kitchen and love that the look we have created works well with the period of the house without ageing it being able to customise the items we chose was a huge draw for us and the results speak for themselves.

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