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KITCHEN DESIGN

A graphite range cooker in a light open plan kitchen [kitchen case study]

27TH JUNE 2012

Are you looking for a modern twist on classic styling? This crisp, light Shaker kitchen, from Higham Furniture, features streamlined cabinets with discreet finger-holds, creating a contemporary update on a traditional style.


The kitchen, in Southfields, London, was extended to more than double its original size to create a large open space. Owner Ali Cooper chose a Britannia L Line range cooker for its family-size cooking capacity and requested that the new kitchen should be a room “simply for cooking and eating”. Tim Higham described the range cooker as a “natural starting point” for the design. The matt finish of the cooker suits the eggshell paint, while the graphite colour stands out in the light kitchen.


Ali didn’t want walls lined with cupboards, nor did she want an island which would reduce the available space for a large dining table. She wanted the room to appear spacious, with furniture that had a freestanding feel and character - but the room also had to function perfectly for a family who love entertaining.


The resulting handle-less Shaker design in combination with the crisp Corian looks modern. The cabinetry still has the attractive sturdiness you would expect from a handmade kitchen. Tim suggests: “If you are a fan of traditional kitchens, but want to avoid having a style that is set too firmly in the past, then this design could work for you.”


Would you like to create a similar look?


Kitchen cabinets: Handleless Shaker with carved handles on drawers and doors. Carcass – lacquered birch-ply; doors & frames, drawer boxes & storage racks/pull out shelves – Maple; units – hand-painted in Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell 'Pavilion Gray'


Work surface: 40mm thick Corian – Cameo White


Range cooker: Britannia L Line 100cm range cooker in graphite



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