Joinery > Manor House Kitchen
KITCHEN JOINERY FOR A MANOR HOUSE IN BATH
Main Contractor: Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd
Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd was involved in a restoration project which consisted of alterations to the main kitchen and adjoining scullery of a large manor house set within its own parkland in Somerset.
Working closely with Dorchester based Architect Stuart Martin our aim was to match the existing scullery details which were an original design by the famous Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who is most famed for projects such as Castle Drogo in Devon, Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland which are both now in the ownership of the National Trust and also the design of over three dozen English country manor houses and the alterations to many more.
The layout of the main kitchen area included modern appliances integrated into the European Oak cabinets which also housed innovative stainless steel drawer and runner systems, pullout wire baskets and storage which brought the whole functionality of the kitchen up to date whilst great care was applied to reproduce the original Lutyens design. Glazed cabinets were the main feature of the walls separated by open shelving and Teak plate racks above the sink location and a framed Oak panel covering the chimney breast which housed the cooker extractor. Green Welsh slate was chosen as work surfaces and splash backs which complement the Oak perfectly.
The adjacent scullery was of a similar design with a painted finish applied over Tulipwood doors and drawer fronts, finished with Carrera marble work surfaces and splash backs. A chequered black and white floor covering was laid in a diamond formation in both the kitchen and scullery which runs through an open archway connecting both rooms.