Everything Plum

Everything Plum

Everything Plum

Texture and Rich Aubergine Colours Create a Modern, Fresh Feel in this Weybridge Kitchen.

THE CHALLENGE

Inheriting their kitchen when they moved into their property nine years ago, this Weybridge couple wanted to refresh their tired, out-of-date kitchen. “It served a purpose but there wasn’t enough storage and it was a dark space to work…not a very enjoyable space to prepare food in,” explains Kate Diss at Sanctuary Kitchens.

The client made an appointment with Kate at the showroom in Shepperton to discuss their wish list and what style of kitchen they longed for. “The brief was to make the kitchen feel more spacious and to incorporate better storage and worktop areas. The existing kitchen was dated and the client wanted to have a wow factor with a totally new look and to get rid of the bulky American Fridge-freezer and to incorporate integrated refrigeration,” says Kate.

THE SOLUTION

With an open layout to the house, the kitchen was on view and they wanted to make the most of a compact kitchen. “It was important to bring in some colour to brighten up the neutrals and the client was also very keen to add texture. A new door had recently come out in grey bark and this was perfect. The wild graining of the wood gave a unique finish and in fact was the first kitchen in this finish in the UK. Surprisingly it was not a real wood, but a very good replica that was much more hardwearing than the real thing so much more suitable to use in a kitchen,” explains Kate.

Cabinetry

Bored with the safe bland maple kitchen that they had inherited, they wanted a statement look and a fresh approach. “We suggested suppliers and brands we work with to give high gloss white doors above, lifting the room and grey bark units below, which gave the room foundation and texture,” says Kate.

THE RESULT

By designing a reduced-depth larder, this allowed for the fridge-freezer and oven housing to be positioned side-by-side at the end of the kitchen so as not to narrow the room. Tall storage was much more accessible and adjustable shelves allowed full storage to be utilized throughout the kitchen.

Surfaces

The worktops were chosen in Silestone, a quartz worktop stronger than granite and non-porous. This worktop also contains microban, which is anti-bacterial. All the worktops were template and installed to give the perfect fit.

The worktops were chosen in Silestone, a quartz worktop stronger than granite and non-porous. This worktop also contains microban, which is anti-bacterial. All the worktops were template and installed to give the perfect fit.

By designing a reduced-depth larder, this allowed for the fridge-freezer and oven housing to be positioned side-by-side at the end of the kitchen so as not to narrow the room. Tall storage was much more accessible and adjustable shelves allowed full storage to be utilized throughout the kitchen.

Appliances

Appliances were all Miele, renowned for their quality and factory tested procedure of equivalent 20 years wear.

The finishing touches came with the introduction of colour through the rich aubergine glass, giving the room depth of colour, good reflection and the added bonus of being easier to keep clean.

“From our first meeting, Kate was welcoming, understanding and listened to all of our requirements and expectations, incorporating our information into her kitchen designs. She is very knowledgeable of all the products sold at Sanctuary and has a wonderful flare for colour and texture combinations. Most importantly, from a woman’s perspective, she has given us a beautiful, very practical kitchen layout that looks unique, stunning and is extremely easy to keep clean! Just what I wanted.”

Mr & Mrs B, Weybridge

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