Float away kitchen design


Imagine, not only designing your dream kitchen but having the completely blank canvas of a self build home on which to do so. For a newly retired couple on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon, their resulting kitchen is so light and airy, it feels as though it could just float away.

Having spent months visiting kitchen design companies across the country, the owners of this stunning home had no idea that a journey back home through Shipston on Stour would lead them to their dream kitchen.

“We went all over the place. London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, and just couldn’t find anything that we liked. But as soon as we walked into the Bower WIllis showroom and saw the Zebrano, we said “that’s it!”.

We described what we wanted to Angela and Jeremy and they just got it straight away. They knew exactly what we wanted. I think even from the very first drawing they did, we didn’t alter it very much. A few little tweaks. Nothing was too much trouble. Looking at lots of kitchens made us realise what we did and didn’t like so when we saw this one, we knew it was right.”


Three walls of the room are glazed to enjoy panoramic views of the garden and allow light to flood in to the vaulted ceiling room. Decorated exclusively in pure white, accent colours and key furnishings, the home has an expansive feeling of space and light. This feeling is echoed through the kitchen design with a wall mounted sink unit to maintain the full floor width of the room.

When designing the island unit, a similar effect was created with the use of mirrored plinths which reflect the large white floor tiles to give the illusion that the island is floating.

The dark textured finish of the Zebrano beautifully frames the high-gloss white units, adding definition and uniting the large, practical island with both the impressive full height wall and delicate floating sink unit. Together with the practicality of cavernous storage drawers in the kitchen island, the full height wall of units provide ample storage and house the stay fresh fridge, larder freezer and double ovens with integral microwave.

Designed with meticulous attention to detail and geometric symmetry, the kitchen creates a delightful cooking environment that also provides an exciting entertaining and living space.


As featured in Utopia Kitchen & Bathrooms magazine.


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