Case Studies 14.03.17 Contemporary

A New Lease of Life

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New Lease of life

The couple were initially dubious of the task in refreshing the jaded shell but soon realised their blank canvas was an asset, as it give them oddles of opportunity to put their own stamp on the impressive space. 'We came across Dorans Kitchens website when sourcing a few ideas online and when we visited the showroom we loved everything on show. We met Jordan Price on our first visit - he was brilliant, we loved his creativity!' The couple were clear on the style they wanted - not too traditional but not too contemporary. The challenge for Jordan was finding the right balance. 

'We were very clear that we wanted a dining area built into the island. Jordan's first design for this featured a unique hexagonal shape but, after some consideration, we decided on a more curved option. He then suggested we incorporate more curves in the overall design to continue the look - nothing was a problem for him. Jordan designed a curved booth- style dining area, incorporating a rounded solid oak butcher's block and contoured mantel to give the room a flowing, harmonious feel. And, to reflect the outline of the island, a shaped bulkhead lowers this section of ceiling to define this central feature. 

'We were limited to where appliances could go but Jordan had a solution to every problem. There was a chimney breast with brick surround in the room, designed for an Aga, which was a problem. We didn't want to have any brickwork visible but did like the idea of having a rang cook so the team at Dorans were able to source a range with the right dimensions to fit the space. The sink area was another problem that needed solved. The place for the sink had already been sized when we brought the house and it wasn't central to the room'. This is another area where Jordan has demonstrated his design skills. Two identical larder cupboards have been designed to frame the sink, pulling the look together in symmetry and creating a strong feature wall. Having seen a similar design on display in the showroom, the couple had a vision for a grey colour scheme so Jordan worked with them on selecting Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray on the cabinetry with a dark contrast of Down Pipe on the island. ' The colours feel fresh and clean - I'm so glad Jordan managed our project because everything was finished to such a high standard'

The perfect place to share a meal after a long day or enjoy a relaxed coffee with friends. Joanne and Damien couldn't be more pleased with their new kitchen design. 'We were delighted with the finished kitchen as soon as we seen it, the style is definitely us - we love it!'


Product Specifications:

Bespoke oak cabinetry spray painted in Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray with Down Pipe on the island and brush steel finish handles. 30mm quartz work surfaces and splashback.