08 Oct Case Study: Mr & Mrs Lamb’s Kitchen
The property is a circa 1970’s detached property, previously chalet style but now converted with bedrooms and bathrooms on the 1st floor. The home is set in large grounds with a gated access, a large driveway with outbuildings, large gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Mr & Mrs Lamb are doing a total refurbishment of the home, having moved there quite recently in the last few years.
The room is a brand-new extension which was built with the purpose of a kitchen with a lounge/diner area, but mainly encompassing a central island with a ceiling atrium above. We were to design a kitchen that included an existing American fridge freezer and a range cooker. Mr & Mrs Lamb wanted to make good use of the space with good design elements whilst achieving a design that looked stunning but also practical for their young family. Mr & Mrs Lamb were also very keen to engage a worktop specialist that could provide a work surface that looked stunning, would work around a Belfast sink and also be extremely durable and hardwearing, so they chose CRL Stone.
Essentially a traditional kitchen but with some contemporary twists! The kitchen was supplied by Omega PLC under their Charles Rennie Mackintosh brand, which is rigid and made to order. The door itself is called Manor House, which is a solid wood painted door. Mr & Mrs Lamb went for a mix of Limestone and Steel Blue. We also supplied all the appliances which were predominantly Neff, but also included a Fisher & Paykel Dish-Drawer. Mr & Mrs Lamb love to entertain so we included for wine chillers in the island, pop up socket also in the island, and a Franke Omni 4 in 1 hot water tap.
When Mrs Lamb called into our showroom she fell in love with both the corner walk-in larder and the Butler’s pantry unit. The room dimensions were ideally suited for the corner walk-in larder, but we also managed to combine the use of the Butler’s pantry unit by including it in the design scheme, but it had the dual purpose of concealing the electric meters and fuse board which were on the old outside of the house prior to the extension being built, but also an under-floor heating manifold.
Tell us about the lighting scheme? There was a good scope of feature pendant lighting and inset downlights in the kitchen ceiling, but we also specified LED lighting for in both the walk in and Butler’s pantry unit on sensors, so they operated and come on automatically when the doors opened. We discovered through the process that Mr Lamb had a penchant for gadgets! We, therefore, discussed some of the quirky elements together and managed to come up with a touch control automated pop-up socket in the island! Mr Lamb loved the gadgetry side to this whilst Mrs Lamb loved the practicality!
Mr & Mrs Lamb are a lovely family and have taken on a massive project. They both seem to be hardworking people who are extremely focussed on getting their home how they want it to be. They are well on the way to this and feel that the kitchen has contributed significantly; we’re really thrilled with how it looks and hope they are too! There is still a feeling of space within the room and it is definitely a kitchen entertainer’s dream!