Charcoal Oak Kitchen

Kitchen Evolution has worked with some of the best property developers in London; each of whom have their own signature look. We were delighted to be commissioned by such a longstanding professional client of ours to design and furnish this kitchen in their South Kensington property.

This Edwardian terraced house had not been renovated for many years, and had been constructed in a different upstairs downstairs era, so the layout of the rooms didn't reflect today's modern style of family living, which has such international appeal.

Our client therefore elected to strip the house out from top to bottom, introducing new walls, floors, ceilings, all refurbished to the very highest standards, and using the best top-quality materials. Everything was renewed.

This exciting dynamic layout allowed us to place the kitchen directly off the dining room, with large pocket doors to close when required. In such a prominent place the kitchen had to be stunning, as it was central to the new entertaining style of the house.

As one looked directly into the room, we had to ensure that the rear wall elevation was perfectly symmetrical, so we employed two wide and deep drawer units below the work surface, with the flush induction hob straddling them both, and above we fitted three special width wall units with the concealed extractor centrally placed above the hob. Extra fine horizontal handles were fitted to compliment the stainless steel of the Miele appliances. The refrigerator, freezer and the dishwasher were fully integrated to further finesse the overall look.

Extra fine horizontal grain charcoal oak units by Rational were selected by the client, with Silestone Blanco Zeus Extreme White worksurfaces and upstands. The sink was undermounted with a chrome pull out spray tap, and a continuous feed waste-disposal.

The finished kitchen which was subtle, yet sparkling was completed with clear mirror glass wall cladding adding a final contemporary flourish, matching the exquisite finish of the adjoining dining room and sitting room.

As is always the case; style transcends trend.