Customer: Mr & Mrs Cowan
Addingham Kitchen overlooks Yorkshire Dales
New build homes give a designer the chance to showcase their creative skills. There is more freedom for designers to establish their creative flair, with fewer restrictions infringed upon them. This is demonstrated brilliantly in Kitchen Design Centre's bespoke German kitchen fitted for Mr & Mrs Cowan.
The simplicity of this kitchen lies in the streamlined design created. The room contains a large picture window, which brings the beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape into the kitchen, enhancing the creative work of the Kitchen Design Centre team.
When Mr & Mrs Cowan first approached designer Simon Thomas, they had their own ideas in mind. However, after many designs were created, and meetings had, they settled on their final design. Mr & Mrs Cowan chose a range of complimentary finishes throughout the kitchen. These included a hi-gloss Sepia Brown door, a Matt Cashmere door as well as a Grey Acacia wood effect door. Corian worktops were also used to continue the streamlined look.
The hob and sink were both situated on the island to maximise worktop space and accentuate the views from the picture window.
Mr & Mrs Cowan asked for easy access storage. To incorporate this, the majority of cupboards were fitted with pullout drawers and pullout larders. This extended to one of the floating feature units also having pullout storage.
Mrs Cowan said: "Simon's ideas turned out to be fantastic and just what we were looking for. It really had the 'wow' factor."
Designer Simon Thomas said: "Mr and Mrs Cowan wanted something that gelled with the rest of the property. My design is very sharp, clean and compliments the contemporary styling of the property perfectly. Mr Cowan had an excellent eye for detail and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him."
Cutting-edge appliances from NEFF include a highly efficient combination-oven, along with a second oven, induction hob, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and an integrated waste-management system.
As well as the hi-tech NEFF appliances, Mr & Mrs Cowan also opted for a Quooker tap. This instant water system supplies water at 100°c and replaces the use of a kettle. On Simon’s recommendation, they chose the combi version of the Quooker, which dispenses water at 50-60°c through the sinks mixer tap. Ideal for washing up!
Mrs Cowan told us that she was particularly impressed with her NEFF induction hob. These hobs are quicker to heat the product and cheaper to run than other hobs. This is due to the heat being transferred directly to the pan through an electro-magnetic field, leaving no residual heat. This minimises the risk of burning yourself considerably.
Mrs Cowan added: " There are so many things that I love about my new kitchen. Anyone planning a new kitchen would be wise to listen to the inspirational designers at Kitchen Design Centre.”