This open-plan kitchen sits next to a dining room, offering a perfect layout for entertaining. A large bay window takes in the beautiful rural views and is dressed in red blinds studded in crystals to match the floor and worktops. The colour of the easy-to-clean, black lacquered units is echoed on the floor by the border of granite.
The kitchen was designed by Sandra Bryant with Val Way (01635 820631).
The owner wanted the kitchen island to resemble the curves on a ship. It boasts an extra ledge for serving food and drinks, sturdy storage drawers, and a pop-up bank of sockets in the top for powering hand-held appliances. In the evenings, plinth lighting around the base picks out the twinkling specks in the floor, setting the mood for entertaining.
The Rubi quartz composite floor and worktops are from Imperial Marble & Granite.
A step down to the kitchen from the living room adds to the impact and sense of drama. The aluminium fridge-freezer doors help to break up the run of black funiture, and echoes the brushed-steel bar handles. It's flanked by a pair of slim pull-out larders that store dry food.
The fridge-freezer is from Viking.
The glasswasher has been handily positioned in the kitchen's 'drinks' zone, near the integrated wine cooler and instant hot water tap. Its speed and efficiency make light work of cleaning glassware, which is essential for when the owner entertains.
The glasswasher is by Dexion
Concealed behind black cupboard doors lie contrasting cutlery drawers, made from lacquered red MDF.
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