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Open plan contemporary kitchen for a barn conversion – Ware, Hertfordshire

The Client's Brief

With a large family to cater for and an extensive Grade 11 listed Barn conversion to develop, our clients had a large, functional and very stylish kitchen space in mind.

Kitchenology were clearly very well established and respected in the area.

Macdonald, Ware


Project Type Open plan contemporary kitchen for a listed barn conversion
Room Size/s 9m x 5m
Cabinetry AlnoStar Cera in Concretto combined with AlnoStar Satina in Ultra white
Appliances Miele, Mastercool refrigeration
Sinks / Taps Blanco sinks with Grohe chilled, sparkling and boiling water taps
Worktops Silestone Kensho in suede finish with recessed drainer
Installation Project managed by Kitchenology in conjunction with clients’ architect and builder

What finish did you go for?

We chose the Concretto handle-less door finish from Alno’s ceramic fronted AlnoStar Cera range in contrast with the Ultra white satin glass door from the AlnoStar Satina range.

What can you tell us about the island?

The island is the centrepiece of the kitchen housing the Miele wine cabinet, ovens and the stunning Gutmann Futura downdraft extractor. To encompass the appliances and the casual seating for 4 people, the island is large – 5.3 metres x 1.2 metres.

The island was topped with Silestone Kensho suede finish worktop with an 80mm built up edge and mitred joint downstand detail. Steelwork was incorporated into the jointed section to ensure stability.

Grey Ceramic Handleless Kitchen Ware
Grey Ceramic Handleless Kitchen Ware

Were there any important requirements?

With a large family, fridge space is always important! The capacity issue was solved with a Miele Mastercool refrigerator. The non-standard size required a customized door solution from Alno and a detailed design to style it into the bank of handleless tall cabinets.

What specific feature did you most like about your kitchen?

The touch control Cera shutter cabinet adds a touch of pizazz to the list of fabulous hi-tech appliances and taps such as the instant chilled, filtered sparkling water tap from Grohe.

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