Compact kitchen design in Hampshire
No matter what size your kitchen is Beau-Port Kitchens can create a cutting edge kitchen design using traditional handmade shaker style painted kitchen furniture, contemporary handmade kitchen units or state of the art German kitchen furniture. Making the most of the available space is everything, especially when designing a beautiful small kitchen. Here we look at how Beau-Port Kitchens, Head Designer created light and space in these bijoux kitchens in Hampshire, with out calling in the builders.
"It was a great team effort with Mark's design and project management - in fact there are a lot of clever people on Mark's team. Every day there was someone here, moving the project forward and Mark was charming and very helpful. We are delighted with the finished job and the sense of spaciousness that we now have in the kitchen as well as all the extra storage. We would highly recommend Beau-Port to anyone thinking of getting a new kitchen"KATE
What do you do when calling in the builders or extending is not an option? Visit Beau-Port kitchens in Hampshire. Their designers have over 25 years kitchen design experience and love a challenge. That's exactly what the owners of this historic cottage that dates back to 1840 did. Mark, Beau-Ports chief designer worked with them to make the most of the low ceiling, beams and limited natural light. Using a hand made bespoke kitchen he was able to reduce the height of the plinths supporting the furniture. This allowed for maximum storage space with out impacting on the height of the units. Beautiful Ceasarstone engineered granite worktops with flecks of small mirrored stone and the Opticolour White Rainbow Sparkle splash-backs light reflective qualities and subtle glitter made the most of the natural light and added a simple contemporary look. Open shelves with beaded lights softly lit the surfaces below, overhead recessed spotlights between the beams flooded the room with light. Using clever lighting solutions and light reflective elements help to bounce the light around the room and give it a more spacious look and feel.
The handmade bespoke shaker style kitchen units were designed around the striking solid oak supporting pillar which dominated one wall, making a feature of it and creating a natural break to the working area of the room. A neat peninsular incorporated valuable storage both at the front and back and allowed for a small breakfast bar. Choosing a clever corner sink with draining on both sides meant it could be set at an angle so the person using the sink could engage with friends and family in the seating area and breakfast bar or look out to the garden beyond the french doors, at the far end of the room. A single tall cupboard concealed the integrated fridge freezer. Wall mounted cupboards house the microwave and a boiling tap always helps to keep the work tops clutter free. Beneath the sink there was room for a water softener and below the large hob and double ovens was a push to open and close drawer for baking trays. Everything out of sight a and in its place, creates a illusion of space. The smooth sparkling worktops and shaker style units painted in a soft modern colour give this traditional kitchen a contemporary twist.
A penthouse apartment leaves little scope for making changes to existing rooms. Extending is out of the question and removing walls and combining rooms may make an apartment appear smaller rather than larger, presenting a challenge for both the home owner and the kitchen designer.
The Wilkinson's had a traditional style kitchen in their apartment. When they visited the Beau-Port kitchens, showroom in Bentworth, they were immediately struck by quality and design of the Rotpunkt kitchens on display. German products have a reputation for both quality and style and this is definitely true of a Rotpunkt kitchen. Built to last with cutting edge designs, Rotpunkt offered something totally different to everything else they had seen.
Mark designed a U shaped kitchen with an open peninsular breakfast bar, which was positioned off centre to one end. This broke up the near square shaped room and provided somewhere to sit, eat and work. He paired light reflective, extra gloss, warm white furniture with grey real oak beneath the wall mounted cupboards and on the breakfast bar. This combination created interest and timeless elegance . Feature glass and gloss fronts were combined in the bi fold, lift up, cupboard doors which ensure everything is easily accessible with no loss of space due to open doors. Floating shelves between the cupboards provide additional storage and somewhere to display personal items. Contrasting quartz worktops are softly lit below the surface with concealed LED lighting to create a gentle warmth which is often lacking in contemporary kitchen design. The worktops, waterfall window sill, up-stands and handle-less cupboards and drawers emphasise the modern design, presenting a more spacious look and feel in the kitchen.