The Garrys

There’s a real wow factor to this kitchen in Chorlton as it sits nestled within its 1930’s semi. From the street, you’d be forgiven for thinking this extension is a modest one: it’s only when you get inside that you understand the scale of what’s been undertaken to transform the building. In fact, you can only really appreciate it by viewing the house from the garden at the rear.

On entering the cavernous kitchen, dining and living area, there’s an immediate step change which makes you feel welcomed and invited into the heart of this lovely home. The kitchen occupies the length of the external wall of the original building, reaching out past the supporting metal I-beams into the exposed brick wall extension, floodlit from its overhead skylights and wall-to-wall windows opening up into the garden beyond. The kitchen itself is amply sized, comprising a single wall run and an island unit. The island, with its extension almost matching that of the wall run behind, comprises a double cupboard with drawer, open illuminated shelving and a further cupboard at one side. Meanwhile, on the other side are a double cupboard and two three-drawer base units. Illuminated shelving flanks the island towards the dining area. Above, a white Corian worktop houses a Bora downdraught hob which overhangs its base to provide seating for three.

Against the wall, the run starts with a tall Peka pull-out larder unit and integrated fridge, both with additional storage above reaching up to the ceiling height. Along base level, there’s an integrated freezer; double-door sink unit housing the Franke 1.5 stainless steel undermounted sink and matching tap; integrated dishwasher and integrated recycling unit – all of this sitting together below three double-door wall units with sloping illuminated open storage underneath. Finally, an oven stack with top and bottom storage houses the Siemens microwave/combi oven and conventional oven. Our clients chose a black laminate with pops of yellow, completing the scheme with black and exposed brick walls, white ceilings and a poured concrete floor.

Kitchen Cabinets   - Birch Ply  |    Worktop  -  Corian | Kitchen Doors and Drawers  -  Yellow and Black Laminate  |    Appliances  -  Siemens