Living in their forever home these clients wanted their kitchen to become a more useful living space. Before the refurbishment; the kitchen was half the size, this project was a great example of what many families desire, the Kitchen and Dining Room were knocked into one great family luxury Kitchen space. John Breaker, one of the partners at Herbert William undertook the management of the project including building works and even took on installing the clients downstairs toilet (not supplied by us). The kitchen itself is our European premium modern brand ‘Intuo‘ which Herbert William import from Austria. Each unit in this kitchen has been meticulously made to size it has matt lacquered frontals, with the internals all made by Blum.
The client wanted a clean white kitchen but wanted to break it up a little with a small amount of grey, it was Grant at Herbert William who suggested having a vertical stripe of grey to make the ovens more a feature in the tall run.
The client wanted the dining area and the luxury kitchen area to share space, along with the ovens being easily accessible from the garden. (The client prefers BBQ cooking and wanted use of the warming drawers for the extra food, which he has already made substantial use of!) This is what led to having the tall bank run along the length of the newly formed room which used to be the dining area, with a small amount of worktop with drawers to allow their daughters to do baking without using the main area of the kitchen. They wanted to retain a Larder next to the main cooking and prep area, so it is within reach to the left of the sink. The worktops are another fantastic choice!
The client fell in love with the material known as Dekton, a High-pressure composite comparable to Porcelain but with a high heat resistance threshold and very difficult to scratch. They wanted a large contrast, so they selected the Dekton Doomoos colour; which as you can see from the photos is almost black. Couple this with the Blanco Rock Grey SilGranite under mount Sinks and they are seamless! The two double wall cabinets they have are equipped with a diffuse light by Intuo which sits in the handle recess, along with RGB under lighting on the kickboards in the main kitchen area. All of the appliances in this kitchen are Miele, the client even went to Abingdon Miele Experience centre for an experience day to select their appliances. This led to having Sensor Tronic controls on their Pyrolitic and Combination Steam ovens (Both full size!) along with an induction hob with two Powerflex zones and Temperature control! The ceiling extractor is also Miele and communicates to the hob through Con@ctivity, this actively changes the levels of the extractor while you are cooking! They also asked us to design their utility which is in the same Intuo units with Dekton tops, along with the stacking of their existing Miele Tumble Dryer and Washing Machine
We offer a comprehensive consultation and design service. For ideas, inspiration and to obtain an itemised quotation for the supply or supply & installation of your new Kitchen, contact us to make an appointment. One of our expert designers will be happy to meet with you in your home to discuss your requirements.
Herbert William Ltd is a small independent Kitchen design company based in the village of East Wellow, in the New Forest. The business was originally founded by Sarah McCrossan in 2007. It is now run as a partnership withLee Snelgrove heading up the installation side of the business. Between the two partners there are over 40 years’ experience in the Kitchen industry.
The company uses trusted suppliers of Kitchens which makes up an extensive offer of finishes from the very simple affordable offer to the more elaborate and bespoke offer. Laminates, Foils, Painted Finishes, Timber and Glass frontals are all available