With her children now adults, business woman Colette Grant wanted to create an entirely new kitchen for her Georgian cottage that would suit the family’s current needs.
“The existing kitchen was a dark space, and the ow of the house required improvement,” explains Carol Cameron, senior designer at Kitchens International. “The kitchen was a dark room along the side of the property, with a dining area which then opened onto a small lounge. As Colette’s family grew up and her circumstances changed, she wanted a kitchen that was far more sociable; where family and friends could congregate around the island and chat while being in a comfortable stylish room.”
The renovation began with building a sizeable extension to the rear of the property. The extension itself was crafted primarily of glass, which worked exceptionally well with the cottage’s rural location. “The cottage is completely unique,” Carol adds. “It is at the end of a road with nothing beyond; it’s quiet and surrounded by trees, which is why the glass extension works so well.”
The kitchen that would fill this picturesque space had to comply with a classic yet contemporary style. Integrally, it had to suit the Georgian property, while being simple, sophisticated and a practical hosting space. Colette immediately fell in love with Kitchens International’s Stoneham showroom display. “As Colette was relocating her kitchen into what was the old small lounge at the back of the property and then adding a glass extension to give more room, I felt the kitchen needed an organic design with rounded edges against a contemporary extension,” explains Carol.
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