The owners of this spacious family home had amazing foresight when they purchased this large period detached home set in beautiful grounds in Cheadle Hulme. Rather than building a kitchen extension onto the property, they decided to reconfigure the space inside to maximise the space and better suit their family needs.
The kitchen had originally occupied an entirely separate, comparatively small space at the back of this property, complete with an Aga and traditional kitchen table and chairs.
Whilst the living space had been extended by the previous owners with a huge orangery, the kitchen was rather isolated and out of sync with the modern way of living in an open plan environment. So they took a leap of faith and decided to relocate the kitchen right in the middle of the airy living space.
Adding more natural light
Having plenty of light at each end of the living area from the windows at one end and the large orangery towards the garden, the room lacked light in the middle of the room where the kitchen was to be positioned. So they added 2 huge Velux windows which now let natural light flood into the new bespoke kitchen.
The family chose a Classic in frame Shaker kitchen designed, made and installed by Handcrafted Kitchens in 2 natural tones, Farrow and Ball ‘All White’ and ‘Purbeck Stone’. A complete contrast to the once deep red interior! To complement the natural hues, a gorgeous wide oak plank floor has been fitted throughout to replace the old laminate tile design and link the entire space.
Open plan living
Our kitchen design features a large kitchen island in the middle of the open plan living space with seating for 3 – 4 people complete with double Belfast sink, Quooker hot water tap and beautiful quartz marble work surface.
Whilst the style of the kitchen is in keeping and sympathetic with the age of the property the cooking facilities have been modernised with 2 single electric ovens and an energy efficient Induction hob. A bespoke kitchen mantel wraps around the hob with 2 hidden pull out cupboards for spices and oils in the shaker panels. Bifold cabinets either side of the kitchen mantel neatly house the toaster, coffee maker, glass and china to ensure the worktops remain uncluttered.
This new open plan kitchen maximises the space beautifully, and allows the room to be divided into 3 specific zones, eating, cooking and relaxing whilst the kitchen island acts as a central hub for the whole family; from breakfast, homework and coffee breaks through to evening cocktails!
If you would like some inspiration for your kitchen renovation call us on 0161 4837821 to book a free design consultation.