Kitchen of the Week: Colourful and Customized—With a Tight Price range and Even Tighter Footprint

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As ardent followers of Shaker-esque kitchens for his or her simplicity and timelessness, we’ve one other favourite specialist so as to add to our record: Olive & Barr, UK-based makers of bespoke—and, they are saying, reasonably priced—prepare dinner areas. Right this moment we’re stopping right into a petite kitchen in an Eighteen Nineties terrace home in Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire, redone with Olive & Barr fittings and playful coloration, a request of the house owner, Temi.

There have been sensible constraints to contemplate, beginning with the kitchen’s small footprint. However: “Temi had a transparent imaginative and prescient of what she wished to realize, on a decent funds,” says Olive & Barr founder Al Bruce. “She wasn’t afraid to make use of a daring coloration when it got here to her cabinetry.” Be part of us for a take a look at the completed area.

Pictures courtesy of Olive & Barr.

“beforehand, the kitchen was chaotic, dark, and a small and unusabl 14
Above: “Beforehand, the kitchen was chaotic, darkish, and a small and unusable area,” says Al. “The structure felt disorganized and wasn’t aesthetically pleasing. The present kitchen wanted to be ripped out, and the partitions wanted plastering.”

For the transformation, the staff labored to create a high-end, bespoke look on a minimal funds.

“Though it’s compact, Temi wished a kitchen that had a freestanding look. She labored carefully with our designers, and collectively they created a kitchen concentrating on area between the cupboards, giving the freestanding look she wished with all of the practicalities and storage she wanted.” At Temi’s request, the handmade cupboards received a wash of daring blue-green; she additionally opted to tighten the same old 1000 mm (39-inch) area between island and counter to 880 millimeters (about 35 inches). Temi chronicled the method on her Instagram, @ahousemadeofbrass.

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Above: A customized plate rack and an arched backsplash, Temi’s concept, add to the luxe look. (For extra, see Development Alert: Sculptural Marble Backsplashes—although, in step with her funds, Temi’s worktops and backsplash are literally Ventatino quartz.)

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