Style and Substance

Fond childhood memories fuelled the desire for this sumptuous kitchen with an orangery offering plenty of room to cook and entertain guests. The design, which fully takes advantage of a beautiful, glazed orangery added to increase the living space, is sympathetic to the period of the property while encompassing the latest hi-tech appliances.

“My family have always liked to entertain, so having a big space with room to ‘party’ was important. I have fond memories of suppers around the kitchen table with the old Aga bubbling away in the background,” reflects the owner.

“Our previous kitchen was too small for our parties and family gatherings, so we knocked that through into the adjacent smaller room and added an orangery to open it all up and make one large living space. The old kitchen had limited natural light, so the orangery roof really helps flood the new space with daylight.”

The couple wanted their new space to be in keeping with the period of their former farmhouse and were inspired by a love of styles created by American home furnishings company, Restoration Hardware, but were after a “more British feel”. Neil Matthews and Tom Edmonds, directors of Lewis Alderson & Co, were chosen to create their dream, bespoke kitchen.

“We chose Lewis Alderson & Co because we had seen their work before and were very impressed. Neil and Tom’s attention to detail and experience stood them out from the local competition. They understood our brief and what we were trying to achieve and made it a reality.”

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