Project Tag: worktop

Bespoke Kitchen design London

Kitchen extension – Kent

The thing about kitchen design (or in fact, interior design) is that a lot of people think they can do it.
To a degree, they can, but its always best to speak to a professional when spending thousands of your hard earned money to create a space you’ll be living in for years to come. The decision affects how you live in the space as well as the resale value of the home.
This client knew what they wanted and they provided a layout to represent this. After going over a couple of concepts, we needed to sit down and understand how the family worked as a dynamic. Where they spend most of the time, where the kids do their homework and indeed who cooks, how often they cook and how they cook.

The result was this:

Kitchen design
Gloss white kitchen design

SW London Kitchen Design

White gloss kitchens are what I try and avoid designing whenever possible. It’s been done too many times, it’s too clinical and is a bit too Howdens (no offense Howdens).

So I designed a white gloss kitchen…

Kitchen and Appliances

This client was lovely. Their one prerequisite was that they wanted to keep all the appliances. As a rule this isn’t an issue at all. In this instance, however, all the appliances are American and we all know American = massive.

American appliances work in America. In London, however, space is of a premium and we were working to the millimetre on this project in order to make everything fit. I do understand why they were kept. Gaggenau* and Viking are beautiful appliances and the kind of appliances that you fix rather than replace.

The space was previously finished entirely in a walnut veneer. Which is nice and expensive but also very dark. It doesn’t make an enclosed space feel open, at all. Add 4 walls to this and not much natural light and it creates an incredibly confined space to cook and entertain in.

The solution was to take out 2 walls, adding just over a metre onto the width, supported with an exposed steel, roof lights and structural glazing together with folding doors for additional light and a more open-plan feel.

Using a minimal white gloss kitchen made the space look even more light and reflect the surroundings which also complimented the (massive) stainless steel appliances. Painting the rear wall a dark blue (Farrow & Ball, Downpipe) made the wall the focal point and still kept the contemporary open plan feel.


The quartz worktop is ‘super white’ which has a very slight grey fleck which compliments the stainless steel of the appliances. 100mm upstands behind the sink and the island installed as 1 large single piece.

Extremely happy client = Happy designer.

*I know Gaggenau are German. This particular oven was the EB333 which is rather wide.


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SW London Kitchen Design

SW London Kitchen Design

SW London Kitchen Design