When our client was planning the extension and renovation in their new family home, they wanted a modern and minimalistic extension that would let in a lot of daylight, providing a sense of openness with great access to the garden.

“I used to walk past ArtHouse Creative Interiors in Alderley Edge, and I fell in love with the kitchen in their front window. When it came to having a new kitchen in our renovation project, I had to get the kitchen from the window display!”

With a full house renovation in the middle of the pandemic, it was imperative to stick to our client’s budget for their kitchen, whilst also providing them with a kitchen that would give them the longevity, brand and style that they were wanting.

“Emma was extremely lovely, very helpful and responded quickly. We designed our kitchen during lock down, so we couldn’t go into the studio, but Emma brought out samples to our site.”

The family wanted their open plan living space to be the hub of the home and they had incorporated a wide expanse of glazing giving an uninterrupted view of the garden. We orientated the kitchen towards the outside which also established a play area with obvious benefits. Not only can you supervise the children while still tackling the food preparation, but it can also keep them happier for longer as well.

 It is important to create defined zones within an open plan kitchen, otherwise the space can appear disjointed. Keeping an identical colour scheme and material choice is purposefully considered to suit the whole scheme of the client’s new home to create a cohesive connection throughout.

Contracting to the light SieMatic Sterling Grey kitchen furniture and wall finish is the island, featuring Black Onyx Oak Laminate wooden furniture and the thin, tactile, Nero Marquina porcelain worktop which cantilevers out to provide an ‘L’ shaped breakfast bar, creating a more sociable zone when dining as a family.

Designing a kitchen with maximum storage was key for the young family, so we planned an island with lots of storage, hidden to the breakfast bar side. The island also features a vented hob which allowed for a minimalistic, linear pendant light above, to follow the sight lines of the space.