Designed and installed by: Expression Kitchens and Bedrooms, Mealsgate

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

Kitchen style used


The Brief

The clients’ project was a large extension to an existing farmhouse to create a light and airy, family-orientated open-plan living space, in complete contrast to their previous kitchen which was dark and enclosed. With a stunning vaulted ceiling, featuring exposed oak beams, large patio doors open to panoramic views.  The mix of Lyndon oak cabinetry and painted Langham, in a soft almond tone, creates the perfect rustic feel in this functional farmhouse kitchen that not only is the hub of the family home but is where the agricultural workers share breakfast before they go out to work. Curved units have been used to create a softer look and improve flow particularly around the island. The bank of tall units acts as the main storage area, with three larder pull-outs to maximise every inch of space.

Designer's Tips

Conscious that the space was a large footprint the designer recommended that one door finish may look overwhelming so they chose the Lyndon Oak, which not only adds warmth and contrast to the scheme but also complements the oak beams.   A blend of worksurfaces, Indian Black Pearl granite for the areas of heavier use and timber on the seating area of the island and dresser, adds to the natural feel of the interior. A deep red glass splashback is the finishing touch to the colour scheme, chosen to complement the feature wall with the dresser and tall bank of units on.