Utopia    Case Study 30 May 2017

Bespoke kitchen creators Powell Picano beautifully balanced old and new to create this sleek scheme

Experts in bespoke kitchens and cabinetry, Powell Picano, totally transformed this Victorian-style kitchen into a beautifully serene scheme that balances minimalist contemporary styles while still paying homage to the rooms rich historical roots.

“This room required a careful rethink to make the most of the available space,” said the Powell Picano team. “When we first visited there was a second door leading through to the hallway which restricted the available space for the kitchen. We decided the best course of action was to close off this door giving us the possibility of a clean run of cabinetry from one end of the kitchen to the other. In the hallway we wanted to preserve the original architrave and Victorian panelled door, so we left it in place and a filled the shallow void behind with shelving to provide a space for our client’s collection of curios.

Opposite this section of cabinetry we installed units either side of the chimney breast incorporating a laundry and cleaning area, an integrated fridge freezer, and full height pull out larder.

Our client wanted to introduce some colour into the design and chose a duck egg blue HPL decor which we laminated onto birch plywood for the doors and drawer fronts. Recessed oak finger pull backups and detailing allowed a handle-less design. All interior cabinetry in this kitchen was constructed using white melamine faced birch ply, a highly durable and attractive material. To add texture and interest to the kitchen we chose to create an open area of shelving outlined with solid oak and fitted with integrated LED lighting within the run of wall units for our client to display some of her favourite things. Work surfaces in LG HiMacs complete the picture offering crisp, minimal visual impact whilst being practical and highly durable.”

The resulting scheme perfectly suits the space – the linear galley styled kitchen encompasses a mass amount of preparation space, integrated appliances and ample storage within a concise area. Wooden accents inset within the cabinetry sweetly complements the wooden panelled flooring and paler wooden splashback and offset the pale stone surround of the original Victorian fireplace. Light, bright and beautiful – the beauty of this scheme truly speaks for itself!

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