Designed and installed by: Elements Kitchens, Reading

Budget: £20k and over see more in this price range

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The Brief

The property, originally a 1680’s rectory, was rich in character.  It was very important that the new kitchen was in keeping with the architecture but was brought up to date with modern features to complement the quirkiness of the space.  Ergonomics were key as the clients both like to work together in the kitchen so it was vital to create sufficient preparation space, granite worktops were chosen, complementing the cabinetry and contrasting beautifully with an area surfaced in oak.

Designer's Tips

With low, uneven ceilings, angled walls and an original stable door the challenge was to blend the old with the new, solid oak Broadoak natural and alabaster doors felt right. . As the ceiling height was fixed it was important the scheme did not make the room feel too enclosed.  The old kitchen had areas which were not used efficiently, especially the corners, so the new designs addresses this with Le Mans storage systems to maximise storage.