Take a tour around a neutral painted kitchen

This barn conversion is filled with pretty furniture and hand-finished granite worktops. A raised wooden breakfast bar and stools provide a handy place to sit and enjoy informal meals.

This barn conversion is filled with pretty furniture and hand-finished granite worktops. A raised wooden breakfast bar and stools provide a handy place to sit and enjoy informal meals. A mixture of creamy, painted furniture teamed with solid oak cabinetry makes the most of the light, spacious layout and allows the rustic beams overhead to take centre stage.

Breakfast bar

kitchen area with white wall and wooden floor and white counter with wooden countertop and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

Furniture and cabinetry
Hyde's Furniture (opens in new tab)

Stools
John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Appliances 

kitchen area with wooden kitchen units and black cooker with oven

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

Smart modern touches, such as a fully integrated dishwasher, compact steam oven and built-in TV add a contemporary feel to the room. Terracotta and slate grey tiles create a pretty splashback.

Tiles
Eastern Glazed Ceramics (01328 853722)

Island 

kitchen area with white wall and wooden floor and wooden cabinets with black worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

Deep drawers are ideal for storing pans, while a socket mounted within the upstand is used to power small appliances. Painted in a light shade, the walls tie in with the cabinetry.

Paint
Try White Tie at Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

Built-in oven 

kitchen area with wooden cabinets with black worktop and built-in oven

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

A stainless-steel steam oven sits above a rounded drum cupboard, which conceals storage for pots and pans.

Steam oven
Siemens (opens in new tab)

Mantel cupboard

kitchen area with wooden mantel cupboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

Slim units within the range's timber surrounds provide storage space for herbs and spices, so they're close to hand when cooking. Smart bar handles in antique brass enhance the natural beauty of the wooden furniture.

Door handles
Häfele (opens in new tab)

Sink area 

sink area with black worktop and chopping board with veggies

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

The main wet area contains an undermounted single-bowl sink in stainless steel and is partnered with glossy black granite worktops.

Sink
Rangemaster (opens in new tab)
Tap
Caple (opens in new tab)

Kitchen storage 

kitchen storage with drawer units

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

A cut-out drawer makes the most of the space around the sink, providing a useful space for storing tea towels and cleaning equipment. It also creates a visual link with the timber elements throughout the room.

Dining area 

dining area with wooden floor and white wall and dining table and chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

In addition to the occasional seating at the island, a table and chairs offer a place to enjoy formal meals. Flanked by a larder freezer and storage cupboards, a glass-fronted cabinet behind showcases chic crockery.

Crockery
Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)
Similar dining table and chairs
Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

Larder

kitchen area with white tall and cupboard and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

A larder-fridge has been cleverly housed within a run of full-height cabinetry that boasts food storage space on one side. Timber cornicing gives a furniture feel, while engineered oak floorboards continue the country theme.

Flooring
EO Burton (opens in new tab)

Sink area 

sink area with black worktop and tap

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton )

A stunning crook-style tap in chrome adds to the kitchen's traditional feel.

Similar tap
BSLC Baroc (opens in new tab)

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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.