The Friends

High in the hills of Huddersfield, the Friends’ bespoke kitchen with island overlooks the valley beyond. Although this might look like a kitchen James Bond would feel right at home in, don’t be fooled – this is one of the hardest-working kitchens we’ve ever had the pleasure of creating!  Inspired by the look of the Hadfields’ kitchen, the Friends enlisted Wood & Wire for help turning this space into a huge family room for accommodating their expanding tribe. 

With its multiple angles as it turns the corner away from the main building into the extension, the space allowed us to create a huge bespoke kitchen with island. At first glance, the island appears to house a plethora of cookbooks, three double cupboards and an under-mounted stainless-steel sink with matching tap. Look again though, and you notice on approach that the island continues around the corner, sweeping into a breakfast bar with open shelving below, while accommodating seating for four. Turning the corner, the opposite side provides more storage in the form of a three-drawer base unit, open shelving, under-sink storage, a dishwasher and further storage. On the main wall of this splayed L-shaped kitchen, a picture window sits above the stainless-steel range cooker, which itself is framed along the top by an integrated extractor fan and illuminated open shelving. The open shelving then cascades down the right-hand side of the window in a sloping fashion, drawing upon its mid-century inspiration. Again to the right, a double-door larder cupboard with split height houses a coffee and microwave station, positioned behind retractable pocket doors above and cupboard space below. Meanwhile, at base level the range cooker leads onto a slim pull-out and a three-drawer base unit. 

Perfectly at home in a bespoke kitchen of this scale, on the adjoining wall a tall, four-door stainless steel American-style fridge is surrounded on three sides by slim cupboards, a wine rack and an open-shelved drinks bar.  Opposite the kitchen, we also crafted a pair of floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets to help keep this fun-loving family’s toys and games tidy. With impeccable taste, the clients selected a warm collection of mid-century inspired colours to finish the job. Walnut veneer meets burnt orange, grey and yellow ochre, beautifully complemented by grey Silestone worktops, white walls, and a herringbone parquet floor. 

Kitchen Cabinets   -  Birch Plywood    |    Worktop  -  Grey Silestone | Kitchen Doors and Drawers  -  Walnut Veneer, Orange and Yellow laminate  |    Appliances  -  Siemens