The kitchen is comparatively small but it holds a great deal of storage and is perfect for the clients.
The client’s brief was to design a compact kitchen which would fit all their kitchen goods, despite downsizing. They wanted a completely wooden kitchen except for the worktops and to be able to engage with the party when food was being prepared, thus the cooking / cocktail prep area. For a very sociable family this kitchen delivered well above their expectations.
About the project
The Savernake bespoke kitchen, set in the middle of the Savernake Forest, is rich in wood grain, so as to reflect the beauty of the natural surroundings. At JMW Furniture we prefer not to use natural wood tones if the whole kitchen is in wood as it can become too dominating for the rest of the interiors. This style was decided on as the client specified an oak kitchen, inside and out. Using a dark wood stain allows the finish to be contemporary. We used the basis of a shaker kitchen and slimmed down the frames to lighten the visual weight.
The island acts as the main prepping surface for the kitchen and in the evening doubles up as a bar. The glasses and bottles are stored underneath the counter.
We fitted a number of drawers so as accommodate the clients as they grow older. The kitchen is also fitted with an integrated dishwasher, boiling water tap, integrated waste system, and a re-conditioned Everhot cooker. This helped bring the budget down. As standard all carcass interiors are oak. All drawer boxes are dovetailed in a cabinet maker’s finish. We designed the fluted cabinet ends to create a unique look. It is a real stand out piece of craftsmanship.