Step inside a well-planned country kitchen

A narrow width, angled walls and partially sloping ceiling make the layout of this kitchen a real challenge.

A narrow width, angled walls and partially sloping ceiling make the layout of this kitchen a real challenge. A floor-to-ceiling cabinet, which has been finished in a warm buttermilk paint shade from Dulux (opens in new tab), hides the fridge-freezer and a larder unit..


A chunky oak beam spanning the room has been left unpainted to complement the rooms natural country-style (opens in new tab) elements. Smart timber-edged polished granite work surfaces complement the warm pippy oak cabinetry to complete the warm and inviting feel.

 


Design and cabinetry by Simply Wood (opens in new tab).

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kitchen with white cabinet and wooden flooring

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kitchen with white cabinet and wooden flooring

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A neat wine rack forms part of a modern pippy oak dresser unit, which has been finished with dainty pewter and crackle-effect porcelain handles to give it a smart update.

The surrounding drawers provide ample storage for cutlery and kitchen utensils (opens in new tab), while the shelves (opens in new tab) above allow pretty kitchenalia to be kept on display.

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kitchen with wooden flooring and white sink

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To create a working triangle, the sink was repositioned opposite the cooker, making the most out of the compact kitchen (opens in new tab) space. The washing machine and dishwasher have been integrated either side, with a handy rail for tea towels in between.

Built specifically to accommodate the sloping ceiling, a shelf unit (opens in new tab) nestles in a corner, making the most of the area. Its tongue-and-groove back is painted in a cool blue from Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab), and adds to the country-style feel of this kitchen.

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kitchen with wooden flooring and white cabinet

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At the centre of this kitchen is a traditional-style cream range cooker (opens in new tab), which provides ample oven space for the family's entertaining needs. Rustic touches, such as a ceramic tagine and clay fish add to the country (opens in new tab) feel.

Find a similar range cooker at Rangemaster (opens in new tab).

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kitchen with storage for knives

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To keep the worktops clear, a tulipwood drawer insert has been added with customised sections to accommodate knives. Located just steps away from the range cooker (opens in new tab), it allows the family cook to use the preparation space ergonomically - a must-have feature in a compact kitchen.

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kitchen with butler white sink

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A crook-style pewter tap with bell handle levers suits the traditional flavour of this country-style (opens in new tab) kicthen as does the ceramic belfast sink from Franke (opens in new tab).

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.