Creating a blank canvas upon which to place their personal style, Mark and Roisin have recently built their own stunning contemporary home. With a background in construction, Mark had a very clear set of ideas when it came to, not just the structural side of things, but the interior too. ‘We’ve used brick, stone and a lot of glasswork in the structure for a contemporary look and have carried this into the interior with modern décor throughout.’ The open plan layout to overlook the garden through huge sliding doors was key to this design and very important to our clients to get right! “We knew this area was the key feature so we started looking at kitchens early on. We heard great things about this local company, Doran’s. There was no need to shop around or check out other styles. Our designer at Dorans had a good handle on what we were wanting to achieve straight away and came up with a layout and colour scheme we loved.’ Giving us a brief of contemporary, streamlined and with square edges’ the couple left the finer details in our hands. Achieving the desired streamlined look,
We incorporated cleverly concealed storage while maintaining the clean lines of the design. The back panels of the island are Pushto-open doors so this area provides additional storage as well as a breakfast bar. Further storage is also concealed in the bank of tall units, which also house the main appliances, while an overhead wall cabinet, designed with up-and-over door is ideal for glassware. Tying the painted and walnut combination together, the painted units are encased in walnut, framing the cabinetry and co-ordinating the look. A suspended ceiling box, designed by Mark, mirrors the dimensions of the island, enhancing the theme of clean lines and squared edges, while neatly concealing the extraction system. ‘We couldn’t be happier with our new kitchen. This room is the central hub of the house. We have two other reception rooms but we feel we have everything we need in this room.’
This warm contemporary kitchen has a combination of slab walnut veneer and painted wood. The tall bank of units and single bi-folding wall unit are tied to the rest with a walnut framing and the seamless Velstone worktops closely match the painted finish on the doors. The feature ceiling drop perfectly complements the simple yet effective island and houses a powerful Gutmann extractor. The look is finished with a crisp horizontal brushed steel handle to tie in the steel applainces.