3 design solutions to inspire you
1 WALK-IN PANTRY
Charlie had the pantry built to accommodate all the large-volume baking trays and storage boxes she needs for her catering business. ‘Gary and I built the internal shelving to fit everything I use exactly. It was kept in the garage before so having it closer to hand is amazing,’ says Charlie. The sliding door was chosen for its industrial design and the fact that it doesn’t protrude into the room when open. ‘I think I’m going to do all the doors in the rest of the house like this, it’s just so much more space efficient,’ she says.
2 UPCYCLED LADDERS
An old pair of ladders that came with the house have been turned into a stylish pan rack and feature light fitting. It took Charlie a day to sand them down and add a beeswax finish. She bought chains and carabiners –from an online yacht rigging company and added hooks for pans from Ikea. ‘I got the idea for mismatched pendants from The Light Cinema in Cambridge,’ she says. ‘I love that I can replace them if I find something I like better, without having to buy a whole set.’
3 TAMBOUR DOOR
Fixed on a roller system, the aluminium tambour door slides away when not needed. Charlie found the tambour supplier online and they worked with The Main Company to make a bespoke unit. ‘I love hiding away things that usually clutter the worktops, but having them easily to hand,’ says Charlie.
A robust door made from reclaimed flooring and a castiron slide-rail gives the desired industrial vibe.
The aluminium tambour door makes good use of the oftenwasted corner space.
The mismatched light pendants are mainly Ebay and Etsy finds.