Keen to do the fabulous house and all it’s period features justice, they asked John to design the kitchen, making the most of the high ceilings, ornate coving and sash windows.
In a stark contrast to their previous kitchen which was white, John went for a dark palate and took advantage of the high ceilings by including ultra-high tall bank units in ‘Meteor’ Black Steel. The units on the island were contrasted in a lighter Lazer Soft Taupe and these were perfectly enhanced with a Silestone Cemento Spa worktop in a suede finish.
The square room has large sash windows on two walls so to incorporate plenty of storage and to reflect the shape of the room, John included a large ‘L’ shaped island which was finished with a breakfast bar in Toronto Cognac Vintage Oak.
A key piece in the kitchen is a free-standing cabinet with a Caple Wine Cooler built in. Made of the same Toronto Cognac Vintage Oak, it mirrors the wood on the breakfast bar.
Lindsey had Neff appliances in her previous Kitchen Design Centre kitchen and loved them so naturally chose them again in her new kitchen. She opted for two Neff Slide and Hide Single Ovens, Neff Microwave Oven and warming Drawer, Neff Induction hob, Neff Downdraft Hood, Neff Dishwasher and Neff Fridge and Freezer.
A Quooker tap completed the appliances and John designed a storage area in the corner of the kitchen in the form of black metal box shelving.
"I loved my old Kitchen Design Centre kitchen that John designed so when we moved there was only one company I wanted to do the new kitchen. The brief was for the kitchen to suit the house and John’s first design was spot on, requiring just a few tweaks. The finished room is incredible. It has the wow factor and really does the house justice."
"It was great to design another kitchen for Lindsey and Mike. As soon as I saw the house and the room I knew I could create something special. The period features and ceiling height lent itself perfectly to this design and I’m delighted with the finished kitchen."John Crosby