The Stanhoe Kitchen creates a sense of minimalism at first glance however when you look closely, the details and craftsmanship are exquisite.
The kitchen is constructed from White American Oak, which was chosen for its beautifully soft colour and unique grain pattern. Each drawer front was cut from the same piece of oak to ensure a consistent look across all units. The same natural material was used to create the Oak Super Stave worktops on both the island and base cabinets, floating shelving, and a stunning oak architrave which perfectly frames the kitchen from its adjoining open plan dining area.
Traditional box joints were chosen for the drawer construction to add subtle detail to the base units without detracting from the stunning natural grain pattern of the oak itself. The double-edged nature of this construction method means that the joints can be seen from the front and side of the drawers, unlike dove-tail side joints which can only be fully appreciated when the drawers are open.
Swapping wall cabinets for floating oak shelving, helps to keep the feel of the room light and delicate. This, together with the addition of white, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry at the back of the kitchen helps to break up the use of oak throughout the kitchen. The cabinets at the back of the room are painted in the same colour as the walls which helps them to fade into the background creating a sense of space.
By keeping the overall room crisp and clean the beauty of the natural timber provides all the decoration needed to create a truly stunning kitchen.
Architect: Dom Wilson