Following a big move from London to a country village, there is a ‘dream kitchen’ feel about both the scaleand the aesthetics of the new Martin Moore project.
At its heart is also a desire for perfect order. The owners and their young family lead a super busy life, so their time at home together revolves around this multi-tasking kitchen, with plenty of space for family and friends of all ages.
Clever zoning and a place for everything is the secret behind making large kitchens efficient. Martin Moore Senior Designer Andrew Wartnaby was involved from the beginning of the project to ensure that no compromises need be made in creating a kitchen which is as purposeful as it is beautiful.
Achieving this space was part of the total renovation of a period house left untouched for decades. Opened out at the rear, a new extension was built across the back of the house, with sliding glass doors leading from the kitchen onto the garden. The adjacent boot room provides a second route in from the garden, stopping children running through with muddy boots.
A warm and practical limestone floor from Martin Moore runs throughout both rooms, forming part of a palette of natural colours, at the heart of which is the rich blue of the large working island. Topped with a magnificent slab of granite, it gives the kitchen both a central design feature and the “wow factor” which formed part of the clients’ must-have list.
Overall, the look is simple, uncluttered and has a sense of being unfitted, composed of real pieces offurniture… which is exactly what it is. Every Martin Moore kitchen is entirely designed to order and hand builtin their Yorkshire workshops. This also allows clients to specify everything right down to the custom-fitted drawer and cupboard interiors built around their lifestyle and possessions.
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