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A stainless steel range cooker in a freestanding painted oak kitchen

13TH JULY 2012
A stainless steel range cooker in a gray Shaker kitchen

If you like the look of natural wood, but still want to inject some colour into your kitchen design, why not consider painted oak? This allows the grain of the wood to be visible, creating a wooden finish in a colour of your choice.

This gray oak kitchen, from the design team at Higham Furniture, is located in Petersfield. The kitchen is neatly designed to remain separate from the adjacent dining space. The client requested the two areas were separate, and also asked for wall units not to be included in the design to help create a freestanding look.

In order to provide enough storage space, a large island features in the design, along with an existing walk-in pantry. The team at Higham addressed the concern that there may not be enough worktop space with the inclusion of chunky corbels at the end of the range run and the island. This allows the worktop to extend beyond the units.

The corbels serve as a striking aesthetic feature and, combined with the chunky frames, they help to achieve a freestanding feel.

Erin Noonan, of Higham Furniture, said the stainless steel range cooker complemented the design. She said: “The client requested a range cooker in the design. This helped with the more traditional feel required for the kitchen aesthetics, as did the large corbels and the wider frames.”

Would you like to create a similar look?

Kitchen cabinets: Freestanding framed Shaker, carcass – lacquered birch-ply, doors & frames – painted Oak, drawer boxes – Oak, painted in Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell 'Parma Gray'
Work surface: Nero Assoluto – Honed finish
Range cooker: Britannia E Line 100cm stainless steel range cooker
Splashback: 100cm stainless steel splashback
Cooker hood: Brioso 100cm stainless steel cooker hood

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