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Broken plan industrial style kitchen – Cambridge

The Client's Brief

With four adult children at home and a love for cooking and entertaining, the kitchen for the large extension needed to tick a number of boxes.

In terms of style, the extension featured ‘broken plan’ design – open plan but with areas of wall between to semi segregate them. This gave us the perfect space to design a run of tall cabinets installed to give the appearance of floating out of the wall. Leicht constructed refrigeration housings to allow ventilation below but without the ventilation grill that would usually be visible. Within this run we installed a double doored larder with lighting, sockets, shelving and drawers – perfect for housing the client’s coffee machine!

The client had been a little nervous of her choice of brick slips to clad one entire wall – but the bold decision certainly paid off! They add colour, structure and texture setting off the grey base cabinets perfectly and are the ideal finish to complement the industrial lighting.

Two dishwashers make keeping the island worktops clear a doddle whilst the mass of deep wide drawer base cabinets have the volume and load bearing capacity of 700kg! The grey steel fascia trim of the Siemens Studioline ovens complements the surrounding grey cabinetry, incorporating a plethora of functions including steam, microwave, meat thermometer and self-cleaning, they are the tool of choice for the keen cook. Bora’s surface induction hob provides a large cooking surface with the extraction stylishly built in.

Only Kitchenology incorporated all the features I was looking for.

Fentiman, Cambridge


Project Type Broken plan Scandi/industrial style kitchen for extension in Cambridge
Room Size/s 5.2m x 5m
Cabinetry Leicht super matt lacquer finish in Minera and Frosty white with colour matched grip handles
Appliances Bora surface induction vented hob and Siemens ovens, dishwashers and refrigeration
Sinks / Taps Blanco sink with Quooker boiling water tap
Worktops Silestone Arial in suede finish
Installation Dry fit managed by Kitchenology in conjunction with the builder

Why were you looking for a new kitchen?

We were building a large extension to create a combination of a kitchen with huge glass sliding doors to the garden, dining area and living space in a ‘broken plan’ style.

Why did you choose Kitchenology for your project?

I’d been round loads of showrooms in Cambridge – wanted a modern high quality kitchen but just couldn’t find exactly what I wanted until I ventured up to Bury St Edmunds and discovered Kitchenology. I chose cabinetry with a built in handle that matched the colour of the door finish together with suede finish Silestone worktops and a Bora hob.

What made Kitchenology stand out?

They managed to incorporate all the features I was hoping for in a kitchen including a lovely larder cupboard and amazing Bora hob. Some of the features I wanted weren’t standard, for example the tall units look as though they are floating out of the wall without a plinth at the bottom. Kitchenology incorporated that into my design and liaised with our builder to prepare the wall where the cabinets would be installed.

What did you like about their service?

They guided us the whole way and made it enjoyable.

What was your biggest fear before ordering your kitchen and did it come true?

I was worried it wouldn’t work well and I wouldn’t like it! Definitely didn’t come true.

What did you like about their installation?

They supplied detailed plans for our builder, visited the site to check measurements and generally made sure everything was ready for the installation. Very good installer and came when he said he would.

What specific feature did you most like about your kitchen?

All of it although the finish of the units and the Silestone worktop would be two features I love.

Would you recommend Kitchenology?

Yes and I have done already.

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