3 de­sign so­lu­tions TO IN­SPIRE YOU

Country Homes & Interiors - - COUNTRY KITCHEN FOCUS -

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.

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