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.
Furniture and cabinetry
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.
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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.
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A stainless-steel steam oven sits above a rounded drum cupboard, which conceals storage for pots and pans.
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.
The main wet area contains an undermounted single-bowl sink in stainless steel and is partnered with glossy black granite worktops.
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.
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.
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.
A stunning crook-style tap in chrome adds to the kitchen's traditional feel.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.
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