COPPER & VALCHROMAT KITCHEN
Kitchens / Joinery / Furniture / Metalwork & Fabrication
The kitchen and dining room of this 1930’s semi-detached house were originally separate, and both were small in size and in desperate need of updating. The brief was to create an open plan, contemporary and low maintenance kitchen-diner suitable for entertaining guests and cooking for the family. Monochromatic, yet with character oozing from every Copper surface, the kitchen takes functionality to the next level with clever uses of space such as a walk-in larder and open racked shelving, and the angled Glass extractor creates ample headroom above the super-wide range.
Our trademark Copper worktops cover the entire kitchen, folded and welded in the workshop to create a tight square edge with perfect corners, sanded to mirror finish and patinated to give an incredible range of colour and tone. Like a fine wine, these worktops will just keep getting better with age as they take on patina daily, yet are easy to clean with a damp cloth.
The flat black Valchromat doors and panels are almost reminiscent of black granite, with light flecks of fibres running through the panels on close inspection to give the mirror polished material a feel of texture and depth, finished off with our unassuming raw Steel grab handles to complete the utilitarian aesthetic. The cabinets themselves are constructed in Birch Ply; oiled, sanded and polished until all surfaces are as smooth as glass.
A contemporary take on the humble metro tile, the herringbone patterns blend into the white walls behind and frame the cooker, extractor and shelving units perfectly.
A workshop favourite of ours because of their beautiful versatility, the Steel shelves feature butler style plate storage and a range of levels of both mesh and solid shelving, with cup hooks adorning the underside. Constructed in solid Steel bar and Copper mesh, finished in satin black paint.
A modern take on the classic black and white kitchen floor, these beautiful tiles from Artisans of Devizes are laid over a very clever electric underfloor heating system from Vario-Pro to keep heat under feet.
Telling the story of the kitchen from the first glance in, our Crittall style Steel glazed door features a patinated Copper lower panel and fire rated Glass throughout and matches both the kitchen windows and french doors between the Dining room and Garden.