Classic German Kitchen in Ferring, West Sussex

This client sought a simple update to their kitchen opting for a classic German furniture option, complete with matching utility.

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The Brief

This client sought an overall modernisation of their kitchen space with a homely and tasteful design to suit their property. The design was to include an array of new appliances to add greater function to the kitchen when required.

Any design had to be replicated across a utility which would house laundry appliances, a freezer and further storage. A flooring improvement was also required, and this had to compliment and be installed throughout the kitchen, utility and dining room.

Design Elements

With the clients happy with their previous U-shape layout, designer Aron set about creating a similar design taking into account storage preferences and various personal requirements. In his design tall units house cooking and refrigerating appliances, and a pull-out pantry, whilst the rest of the kitchen uses a combination of base and wall units.

A shaker style project was favoured from the outset, and the clients particularly liked the style of this York shaker door from German supplier Nobilia. This option combines a classic country appearance with the option of contemporary features like glass units and exposed corner units, which have been used to create subtle breaks in the furniture.

The Satin Light Grey finish adds a subtle tone to the project and has been combined with brushed chrome handleware to add a slightly modern element.

Although favouring a classic shaker design, the client also wished to include a number of modern elements to keep the space current, and the area between the wall units and base units is where many of these elements combine.

A contemporary white work surface was chosen for this reason and is a finish from quartz supplier Silestone named Stellar Blanco. This choice teams well with a grey glass splashback which wraps around the kitchen space. Undercabinet lighting highlights these work surfaces and adds lovely ambience to the design in the evening time.

Special Inclusions

A number of special inclusions have been catered for in this design, to help the client achieve their ambitions for this space.

New appliances were an important factor, with the client seeking to add improved daily function to their kitchen. A selection of Neff appliances have been incorporated into the design with a Slide & Hide oven, combination oven and refrigerator built into full-height furniture. A Neff hob and extractor hood combination have also been installed, with the hood discretely integrated into furniture.

A Quooker boiling tap adds fantastic function and a constant stream of 100°C boiling water to this kitchen. The Quooker sits above a 1.5 bowl Blanco sink which has been chosen in a seamless white finish.

Behind the sink area the bay window provided a minor challenge to the design, and during the installation our team had to adjust the windowsill height, to ensure the quartz work surfaces could run into the bay window.

Project Highlight

The matching utility was a key part of this project, and the design had to replicate well into this area.

A built-in freezer and washing machine have been placed here, in addition to extra storage space. The chosen Karndean flooring finish of Grey Lined Oak also features in the utility room.

The End Result

This kitchen was a simple modernise and refresh project, but at the design stage we were able to incorporate numerous personal elements to completely change the function of this kitchen space. In addition to the kitchen, improvements were made to lighting, electrical points, and importantly the flooring to help achieve a cohesive and complete renovation.

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