Suffolk kitchen installation perfect for modern family living

We greatly enjoyed undertaking this Suffolk kitchen installation in Martlesham. Updating it to a modern traditional kitchen bringing it straight into the 21st century with latest technology and on trend colour scheme.

What started off as two smaller rooms soon became one large open plan cooking and eating area creating a light and airy space where cooking, relaxing and entertaining can all happen at one time.

Classic kitchen design

This is a quintessentially classic kitchen design from us at Debenvale and is exactly what our client was looking for. We started at the basics working with what our client was wanting from their new kitchen from the door details to the tap styles.

They were looking for a traditional styled kitchen including beading on the carcass with modern elements and Silestone Arden Blue worktop. Incorporating a gas range cooker and seating area to seat their family and guests. So, taking this on board we got started with the designing process.

A large part of the brief for this client was that they love to bake, they requested a lot of surface area, so they could spend their weekends baking and cooking. Working with that we added a curved peninsula unit to create that much needed room along with units either side of the range cooker creating a practical cooking area with everything to hand.

Soft close drawers

Featuring a lot of deep soft close drawers meant ease of access for the baking bowls and saucepans. We included integrated appliances into the units so there was more available space on the worktops.

Range cooker

We centred the range cooker to the wall and wrapped a bespoke mantle around it with detailed edges and curved corbels including inglenook cupboards containing drawers to hold spices and sauces.

The interior of all the cabinets were hand crafted in oak adding another colour and texture element to this kitchen.

Butler sink

Hidden in the units is a pull out double bin and an integrated dishwasher. Continuing the traditional theme throughout we designed a double butlers sink into the cabinets which are stepped out slightly. to allow for a deeper unit providing more storage space and worktop area. This sat symmetrically under the window creating the perfect photo opportunity.

Handpainted in Little Greene

Also hidden round the side of the peninsula unit was a wine cellar. Finishing off the units perfectly we added an exterior plinth to the base units and a 45 degree with detail cornice to the top of all the wall units. We painted the whole kitchen in Little Greene French Grey achieving the desired look our clients were after.

Bespoke seating area

On this project we worked with Total Refurb in Martlesham, Suffolk to create the perfect seating area. We designed and handcrafted the bench seating with cabinets underneath to make use of any unused space. As the seating area was unusually shaped we created a solid oak table to fit perfectly within along with a stool to fit neatly under.

Total Refurb helped the client pick the perfect fabric with the right texture and weave which meant the seating area fitted perfectly with the other material elements within this kitchen. They made them to fit exactly to our design and measurements. They include details of tufting with matching fabric covered buttons.

Boot room & Utility

Attached to the kitchen is a boot and utility room housing the washing machine and dryer. Continuing the kitchen style and colour and Silestone worktop throughout. Another double butlers sink was also included so you can clean those muddy boots down after a walk in the Suffolk country side.

To the right hand side is a boot storage area with a incorporated seating and tongue & groove panelling behind with coats hooks attached between each beading making it pretty but still functional.

Customer Testimonial

The customer was delighted with the end result “We couldn’t be happier with our new kitchen, Debenvale were first class, from Andrews initial design through to the completion. All of the tradesmen were excellent and their work was to the very highest of standards throughout, we have already recommended Debenvale to our friends and family”

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Victorian townhouse kitchen transformation

A Stunning Victorian Townhouse Kitchen in Ipswich

We were delighted to undertake the renovation of this beautiful Victorian townhouse shaker kitchen in Ipswich, Suffolk.  This is another of our great projects from our Kitchens team.

The brief:

This part of the property was originally the kitchen and conservatory. The home was having extensive building works to remove and extend over the old conservatory.

Our clients were looking for a kitchen to compliment the style and age of their home, making the best use of the space and with a central island unit for preparing and dining. This is a very large L shaped space with a part vaulted ceiling and step down to the dining area and so it was important to accentuate these features and maximise the feeling of space and light.

The design:

With a large room to work with, we designed an ultra large central island unit with a round sink bowl and plenty of surface space for preparation. Around the island are large drawers, a hidden pull out waste bin and built in wine cellar and Neff oven. 

All other appliances were kept to this end of the kitchen to make a practical cooking area, with a substantial mantel framing their existing Rangemaster cooker and creating a central focal point.

fisher paykal

To the right we included a Fisher Paykal American fridge freezer and to the left, drawers and cupboard space with with a pull out swivel system in the corner, Oak shelving and a additional sink. 

A round seating area was included at the opposite end of the island, underneath the vaulted ceiling and in sight of the large glass doors with views across the dining room and garden.

The wall behind has been filled with a large dresser with in built Oak larder and glass fronted display cabinets.

A mixture of materials were included throughout the kitchen, the units were hand painted with Oak inside the cabinets and featured on the island, shelving and mantel. The step was also carefully handcrafted in Oak and this becomes beautiful feature in the room. 

The island and work surfaces are topped with Arden Blue Suede Silestone and floors are limestone flooring. 

Client comments:

” My favourite piece is the island and mantel. We were initially concerned about the size of the island as it was so large but it fills the space perfectly and the mantel just sets it all off.

Everything works which comes down to the initial design and planning stages, we were never told that something couldn’t be done. I could never quite visualise the floor step but now it’s in I absolutely love it, it’s become a key feature of the room.

There is no wasted space and a place for everything. I have so much flexibility with all the cupboard space, its so versatile.

The team were terrific, they really were. Nothing was too much trouble and they didn’t have it easy as there was a lot of building going on so lots of different trades coming and going and getting in their way. They were all such nice guys, very professional and nothing was too much trouble. They had a great attitude.

My father was a carpenter by trade and he was very impressed as it was all be installed, he said that you could tell that everything was very well built.

We had no issues at all, the team just got with the job.

We absolutely love it!”

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