A large kitchen made of oak in a Pembrokeshire castle. The clients entertain fairly large numbers of people who stay overnight , so an efficient and attractive kitchen was required that had two sinks, plenty of surface and storage, together with display cabinets.
Under the peninsula surface is a butchers block on wheels. It’s entire top is end grain beech that can be used as a cutting surface.
Notice the cockbead detail on all doors and around all drawers, the careful matching of grain in door panels, also the especially heavy cornice around the top of the upper cabinets, which adds grandeur to the whole design.
At the far end of this run which incudes some upper small display cupboards with internal lighting, there is another curved cabinet. This time it is open and houses the microwave at the bottom.
Also notice the large pan / crockery drawers, of which there are a total 12 in this kitchen.
To the left of the Aga the cabinets curl around the return into the other part of the kitchen which has a table and chairs( not supplied by us) for family breakfasts and lunches. Here we installed two large glazed dressers ( lit from within) with beech surfaces that contrast with the black granite surfaces to give the impression that the dressers are free standing .
We made an oak chimney effect canopy to go over the Aga ,which is a 4 oven Aga with add-on, making it over 2 metres long. The ceilings are very high, so one design problem was to fill that space without creating vast amounts of completely unusable space.
Proportions are always important. In any space cabinetwork has to be built in the appropriate scale, in this case “architectural” !
Amongst the special features is a tall curved cabinet with curved doors at the end of a peninsula surface which echoes the curve.