Having built a successful career as an Interior Designer, when it came to planning her own kitchen, Jane had a strong sense of what she wanted to achieve.
Jane shares her 4-bed Georgian home with her husband, son and three dogs; Puddles, Lulu, and Milly. With a busy family home and a passion for beautiful interiors, Jane embarked upon an infill extension, connecting the main house to a pre-existing outbuilding. The idea behind the extension was to create the space needed for a new kitchen-diner, utility, and boot room. “Building the extension created room to improve the flow through spaces and also gave me the opportunity to have the large, light and airy kitchen I’d dreamt of for years” explains Jane.
Jane’s kitchen wishlist was well thought out and broken into two categories; the practical necessities of the room and the aesthetic design factors. In terms of day to day functionality, increasing storage was top of the design agenda. This was achieved by introducing a ‘tea & coffee’ cupboard as well as a pantry with bi-fold doors and deep pan drawers and a knife block within the bespoke cutlery drawer on the island. The old kitchen, which now connects the orangery (which is used as a dining room) with the new kitchen was also utilised for storage. A designated ‘drinks’ cupboard and sideboard/dresser feature in this space, alongside the integrated fridge/freezer. This layout not only introduces additional storage, but also enhances the ergonomics of the room. A breakfast bar and plenty of worktop space were also specified on the initial brief; both of which feature on the kitchen island.