Apologies for the lack of updates recently, poor Graham has been working alone for a while, but we are back online and very excited to share updates of some of our latest projects.
This week’s offering is particularly exciting as it’s one of the largest kitchens (by amount of furniture) that we have supplied. Our website mentions our ‘Elite range’ and this kitchen really is one of the best that we have to offer.
This beautiful creation was built into a former conservatory, which has been transformed into an enlarged kitchen/orangery in a Georgian rectory in the village of Winterbourne Stoke. The kitchen features furniture handmade by the prestigious Hovingham Interiors and is truly bespoke in every way.
Built from solid wood, the in-frame units are handpainted in eggshell paint and finished with pewter handles. All visible ends are finished with classic tongue-and-groove panels and the units contrast beautifully with the New Venetian Gold granite worktops.
The kitchen features a large central island with storage on one side and a breakfast bar on the other. The island features power points on either end and sits beautifully beneath the huge roof lantern, providing huge amounts of light to the kitchen.
To the left of the kitchen is a large bespoke dresser unit with granite top. This provides some symmetry in the kitchen and some useful extra storage space for non-kitchen related items. The dresser unit also links the kitchen with the open-plan dining/living area at the other end of the room, which is also beautifully light and airy.
While we provided all the furniture for this kitchen, we supplied surprisingly few appliances for such a large kitchen – an integrated dishwasher, integrated undercounter fridge and a concealed extractor above the Aga.
We are very proud of this beautiful kitchen, but what pleases us most is the fantastic response we received from our clients:
“We carried out an extensive renovation project on our 18th century Georgian house, which included building an orangery with a large kitchen at one end. We were keen to use local craftsmen and Lacewood were highly recommended to us.
Graham Hooper has an excellent eye for detail and was able to interpret our thoughts and translate them into 3D images showing exactly what the kitchen would look like, even down to the colour of the Aga and granite worktops! He incorporated details such as hidden sockets in a drawer for charging phones and laptops out of the way; a beautiful larder with wooden drawers, carved with ‘BREAD’ and ‘PASTA’; turned columns at the four corners of the island and either side of the Aga; and a mantelpiece over the Aga was made, copied from a picture in a magazine.
Lacewood supplied the top of the range integrated dishwasher and refrigerator. Their fitter was excellent and took enormous pride in his work; and the wooden units, once installed, were painted in Farrow & Ball colours to match the rest of the kitchen.
For such a personalised service, the finished result was as good as – if not better than – the big name companies, such as Mark Wilkinson or Smallbone, but less expensive!
We are delighted with our kitchen, which is now the focal point of our house!”
Need we say more?
For more information about our extensive product range or to have Graham design your new kitchen, call us on 01722 321447 or e-mail: [email protected]