Kitchen Tour: A Shaker Kitchen with Storage, Space and Style
Two rooms were knocked into one to get a big kitchen for a family who love to cook and spend time together
Who lives here A couple and their two teenage children
Location New Town, Edinburgh
Property A Georgian apartment
Kitchen dimensions 7.5m x 10.5m
Designer Karen McArthur of Kitchens International
Photos by Douglas Gibb
The family wanted their kitchen to be a sociable hub, where they could cook, eat and hang out together. Kitchens International were enlisted to make the large space work for the family, and set about planning storage and functionality down to the last detail. The family also knew the exact look they wanted. “They wanted a classic-contemporary kitchen that complemented the traditional townhouse style of the property,” says McArthur. The result is a classic Shaker kitchen with a bright, modern look.
Glass mosaic tiles, The Original Tile Company.
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The tall ceilings of the period property allowed Kitchens International to fit high cabinets for extra storage. The cabinetry is quite traditional to complement the Georgian architecture, but the blue colour keeps it light and contemporary.
Cabinets painted in Teresa Green; walls painted in Joa’s White; woodwork in Pointing; all Farrow & Ball.
The soothing colour scheme was inspired by the owners’ love of the sea, and it gives the room a calm and inviting feel.
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Vortium worktop, Silestone.