It’s always interesting and inspiring to view other people’s kitchen choices , whether it be for the colour, the layout, the appliances or the worktops. In collaboration with our clients, we develop and create their ideal kitchen, appropriate to the space provided. The following are a few examples in a variety of property types.
Leigh Hall, Leigh
It is always a pleasure for us when commissioned to install our cabinets in a property as prestigious as this Georgian country house. Being only a mile from our showroom, it is for what our furniture was made. Original hand-cut oak beams festoon the ceiling, highlighted by the abundance of light emanating from the lantern in the newly built orangery.
Positioned here, is the "second" island with a breakfast bar, to embrace the morning light. No expense was spared, from the moulded chimney corbels to the granite splashback behind the Aga. It was just left to our French Grey paint finish to accentuate the quality ambience.
This 18th Century farmhouse oozes quirky characteristics, maintaining every aspect of a property that has evolved over many decades. We fitted this kitchen in a renovated outbuilding that connected beautifully from the main house to a new build oak framed orangery.
The most outstanding feature was the chimney, which was bespoke built by our most experienced fitters, right up to the vaulted ceiling's apex – quite a feat but with outstanding results! The two-tone cabinets perfectly complimented the eclectic mix of modern and classic design, perpetuating this beautiful home's evolution.
When contemplating a kitchen design for a new-build country house, do you choose modern units or traditional units? It is, of course, a personal choice. At Sambourne, we believe our traditionally built hand-made kitchens grace any home, but definitely add character to the stark canvass of a modern home.
In this example, the clean lines of the Shaker style cabinets and the white quartz worktops highlight the two-colour combination and all aspects are blended to compliment the contemporary environment. Modern appliances complete the look of one of our favourite kitchens, to achieve a practical, yet aesthetically pleasing space.
When purchasing a house to renovate and resell, money is always tight when it comes to the kitchen cabinets. It is tempting to install a cheap flat pack option. Its new, clean and does the job, right? Wrong! In our experience, potential purchasers know it is cheap. The one area of the house that they will occupy the most has been afforded minimal attention.
Furthermore, suspicions are aroused that the rest of the property has been treated in the same manner. In this case, our client realised this and was pleasantly surprised that the difference in cost of a Sambourne kitchen was negligible to that of a high street kitchen chain. Once marketed, the house sold promptly, with the purchasers commenting that it was "the kitchen that confirmed their decision, making the house a real home".
Modern Town House, Hayden Wick
Initially, the owners of this 1990’s house were contemplating moving due to their exasperation over the terribly organised ground floor. After an on-site consultation and an intricate design, we project managed this whole kitchen renovation. It required removing walls to completely reconfigure the kitchen and utility rooms to achieve a much more efficient use of the relatively small space.
It was an absolute delight to overhaul these poorly designed rooms to create a fully fitted functional workspace. Every nook and cranny was utilised seamlessly to incorporate every appliance, including the boiler. The clients were over the moon with the result and glad they avoided the financial burden of house moving and now enjoy their rejuvenated home.