We were delighted that the Mullens invited us to help with their life-long dream of renovating and modernising an old mill house with a bespoke kitchen in Yorkshire. We felt privileged to help them bring this old building and new extension back to life for future generations. The galley kitchen space, set into the back of the house, would have been deprived of light if it hadn’t been for the addition of new Velux windows into its pitched roof. Illumination is helped by additional natural light passing through the patio doors in the new extension to the east side of the building, accessed through a stunning stone arch.
Despite the grand stone features of the building itself, room for the kitchen was limited, and with no additional utility space in the building, we started the single run of kitchen units with a host of floor-to-ceiling tall cupboards. These comprised a utility larder containing the stacked washer and dryer as well as storage for laundry accessories, plus a pull-out larder with open storage above. There’s also a full-height integrated fridge and separate full-height freezer, both supplied by Siemens, and additional storage above. Then, finally, completing the tall unit run is a stacked warming drawer with oven, combi-oven, slim drawer and overhead cupboards.
At this point, the scheme continues along the wall to the end of the kitchen as a run of base units, with an overhead mix of sliding cupboards and open shelving containing an integrated extractor over the hob. At base level, the configuration comprises a pull-out cupboard and two drawers along with two wider drawers and a cupboard below, all nicely mirroring itself for a satisfying sense of symmetry under the hob. Leading on from this, there’s a sink unit with under-mounted 1.5 stainless steel Franke sink, nicely complemented by the water tap and all accompanying a fully integrated Siemens dishwasher to complete the scheme.
Our clients chose a bold selection of black, dark blue and orange for their scheme, with an oak veneer on what would have been the visible faces of birch ply. The worktops and upstand in Black Dekton meet a splashback of grey, horizontal ridged ceramic tiles with matching pale grey painted walls and large, grey, ceramic tiles to complete the look.
Moving into the extension, we were tasked with creating a tall piece of furniture for storage in the corner of this new room. We designed a floor-to-ceiling piece, with a selection of open and closed apertures to allow for private storage as well as areas for showcasing treasures. With a tapered top, the piece works seamlessly in unison with the pitched roof. Finished in oak veneer, this piece elegantly takes its place alongside our client’s other featured pieces.
Kitchen Cabinets - Birch Plywood | Worktop - Black Dekton | Kitchen Doors and Drawers - Black, Dark Blue and Orange laminate with Oak Veneer | Appliances - Siemens