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The Lacanche range cooker is topped by a powerful Westin extractor


hen it came to creating a new kitchen for this family home in West London, Robert Burnett, the award winning head of design at Holloways of Ludlow, had a challenge on his hands, not least because the room opened directly on to the street. “The original kitchen was a modern style with wood doors and bar handles, and it was situated at the back of the house,” he explains. “As part of a major house refurbishment, the

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client wanted the kitchen relocated to the front of the house, which features a large window and the main entrance.” His solution was pure genius – tall cabinetry that offers storage on all sides, positioned so it creates an entrance hall next to the front door, complete with space for coats, shoes and bags, yet is a major part of the kitchen also. This divider wall sections off the living/ dining area, providing privacy for the

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occupants, while maintaining the open-plan feel. On the kitchen side the cabinetry houses a large fridge freezer, as well as a practical pull-out larder; it also incorporates adjustable open shelving, which helps add to the spacious feel of the room. Robert explains: “The family were keen to keep things open and light, preferring shelves where required and avoiding any wall cabinets. They wanted a traditional, but simple, timeless design.”

Traditional Homes & Interiors Magazine April 2013  
Traditional Homes & Interiors Magazine April 2013