Our clients have a gorgeous Tudor building with masses of character but the kitchen was the one room they really couldn’t enjoy spending any time in. It was small, dark and in no way big enough for the family to all fit into.

After gaining consent from the local planning office, we project managed the entire transformation. We knocked through to the outbuildings behind the house and opened up the ceilings to roof level, installing big bright skylights to let the light flood in. Exposed beams bring character to the new plasterboard, and several different feature lights add ambience day or night. A sandstone floor gives it a real rustic country kitchen look.

Our clients chose a shaker style door with cup and knob handles. Our client loves baking so a pantry unit was a must! We went hell for leather with the drill and chisel to distress the oak worktop so that it didn’t look too shiny and new, and we designed a shaped raised bar to finish off the bespoke booth we had made for the island. A raised dining area looks out over the kitchen and means that everyone is involved in the comings and goings of a busy family room.

The result is a warm, homely kitchen with plenty of room for the entire family to cook, relax and socialise. This is definitely up there as one of our favourite projects to date!