3 design solutions TO INSPIRE YOU
1 ROOM AT THE BAR
Making space for bar stools on two sides of the island means Paul and Jane can enjoy the views from all directions. ‘Our favourite thing about this whole project is that, together with John Lewis of Hungerford, we have made cooking a much more social enterprise,’ enthuses Jane. Do think about the size and position of your stools to ensure they don’t become a trip hazard when cooking.
2 FLOATING SHELF
In order to give the appearance of floating effortlessly, this chunky wooden shelf needed to be carefully secured to the kitchen wall. The solution was to use specially made, deep steel rods, which are pushed into the barn wall and carried right through the depth of the shelf.
3 TANDEM DRAWERS
Deep pan drawers can mean wasted space above the pots and pans. Enter Tandem Drawers, a smart solution featuring an inner slimline drawer that will take care of all your utensils and tools. ‘You do have to open the main drawer to access the inner one, but many of our customers think it’s worth it to achieve the sleek design of a single drawer front,’ adds Graham.
The couple chose backless stools that can be tucked neatly under the island when not in use.
The couple were keen to use the latest technology, including the Quooker 3-in-1 tap.
Oak-lined drawers provide top-quality storage in the island.