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The kitchen project; The original kitchen was left in another part of the barn off the main room and will be converted into a dinning room. An open plan kitchen design will link the main family room and new extension together, made from oak beams and and glass walls, as you can see from one of the shots. This will create an open plan living and dining area for all occassions.
The main focus in the room was the fireplace with woodburner and the clients wanted to incorporate the oak beam in the centre of the room around the island. So we designed the Henley furniture around the beam and Surrey Marble & Granite scribed/cut the honed Zimbabwe granite beautifully around the gnarly old beam, which gave the customers some where to perch when cooking.
As you can see it was a challenge to split up the areas into three sections, the island housed a microwave in an adapted built-under single oven housing, with drawers to one side, drawers and wine racks on the reverse facing the sofas and arm chairs which surround the fireplace. The tall oven run also had a built under fridge and sets of drawers.
All the worktops were oversized so they could be scribed into the walls as they ran out quite a bit and had beams coming down the walls at all sorts of positions.
It has transformed a very large open space and linked everything together really well, especially with the new timber and glass pod attached to the side where the sit over looking the garden with 180 degree views. The customers were really pleased with the outcome and have had lots of comments from visitors since.
Beau-Port co-ordinated between all the services to bring the project together.
To move the kitchen from the exist room adjacent to the central part of the barn.
New underfloor heating and slate flooring where laid first shortly after the glass and timber extension was finished (see images below). Once this stage was completed we worked with the clients to come up with a kitchen design that would link all the rooms together.
A long process because of using a new part of the house to layout a new kitchen that would work well and not over take the other parts of the central room.
Th key was to get the Timber beam to line up and gel with the Island, a challenge but the end result was a seamless blend of furniture and beam.
Kim and I are thrilled with the kitchen, it took us a long time to make up our minds, but we both agree (doesn't happen often) that we made the right choice of both kitchen and supplier.
All the best Paddy.
Beau-Port Kitchens - "Individuality designed for you, affordability included by us."
Unit 2 & 3, Bellhanger Business Park, Bentworth, Hampshire, GU34 5QZ