About the project
The delights of Towcester are endless, this very pretty town lays claim to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the country and was the Roman town of Lactodorum on the A5 and also featured in Charles Dickens’s novel The Pickwick Papers as one of Mr Pickwick’s stopping places on his tour.
When we arrived we were instantly charmed by this beautifully simple, but incredibly organised Shaker Kitchen. Our clients epic kitchen journey had lasted for over two years, requiring Listed Building Consent, Architects, Building Surveyor’s, Building Trades, an Ecological Consultant to see if bats were present and an Archeologist to check whether Roman remains were buried within the dwelling which roadworks had unearthed just a stones throw away.
The kitchen was a simple layout, the Belfast sink white and crisp with the black AGA opposite, positioned against the old chimney breast, which whilst works were underway a page from “The Woman’s Weekly ” magazine from December 1944 was found stuffed into the brickwork, added character and depth to the room . A little window seat was added under the original kitchen window with it’s heritage glass slightly distorting the view. This little spot is just perfect for either sitting chatting whilst cooking preparations are in full flow or just a quite moment with a cup of tea admiring the garden in it’s seasons. The deep blue of the cabinetry was carried through onto the main feature wall in the kitchen and again in the utility and WOW what a statement it made ! The utility was a larger room located through a open walkway and contained oodles of storage with the American fridge freezer encased floor-to-ceiling in the deep blue cabinetry. Teamed together with the white quartz the whole effect was quite stunning and once our photo shoot was over we packed our staging away and strolled through to the tranquil garden and chatted and could have quite easily remained there for the rest of the afternoon .
We just love the way our customers have been bold, doing things differently and stylishly. The individuality of the design and not following the norm has grabbed peoples attentions and we’re pretty sure we will be asked again and again to incorporate it into other kitchen designs in the future.