Pale sycamore furniture has been tempered with the richer tones of American Black walnut to form an elegant contrasting design in this kitchen by Underwood. Central to the scheme is a four-tiered, boomerang-shaped island with ample room so guests can linger with a cocktail.
1/10 Underwood kitchen
2/10 Refrigeration area
3/10 Sink and waste disposal
A round hole has been precision-cut into the Orissa Blue granite worktop to accommodate a small Kohler prep sink. The matching adjacent circle lifts to reveal a chute that vegetable peelings can be swept into.
4/10 Built-in pantry
A purpose-built walnut pantry is filled with a combination of shelving and pull-out storage drawers for dry foods and produce, such as flour, pasta, potatoes and onions. The neutral Delta Dark Grey floor tiles came from Eurotiles.
Positioned in the island, two ceramic domino hobs and one gas hob by Wolf, allow for cooking flexibility. A Miele double oven and Wolf warming drawer are positioned in the bank behind. Small walnut drawers store herbs and spices.
6/10 Bespoke drawers
A sycamore dividing system has been incorporated in a drawer so that pan lids are always easy to find.
7/10 Tea leaf drawers
A smart walnut cupboard opens to reveal a tea leaf store with drawers beautifully inscribed for family members favourite breakfast brews.
8/10 Coffee machine
10/10 Breakfast bar
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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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