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Real Homes Yorkshire pride Bespoke cabinetry Crafting the islands in pippy oak gave a complete contrast to the simple painted cabinetry, finished in Lamp Room grey. Keeping wall units to a minimum also contributed to the traditional look of the kitchen, while opting for integrated appliances – including dishwasher, coffee machine and warming drawer – meant the family could enjoy cutting edge technology without it being on display. The islands and cabinets are topped by honed African black granite worktops, while the main prep island also incorporates a chunky curved butcher’s block in sycamore. A double bowl Belfast sink continues the traditional feel, which finds its acme in the reconditioned fouroven Aga that sits within the chimney breast. This though is no historical piece of architecture – the feature was designed by Richard specifically to frame the Aga, giving the impression of an original fireplace.

Furniture for the Future Their love of the traditional means the Fentons could include pieces of their existing furniture in the new kitchen scheme without it looking out of place – the dining chairs, oak corner cabinet and dresser are all items they owned before the conversion and they complement the space beautifully. The handcrafted pippy oak table though was commissioned from The Secret Drawer and will surely become a family heirloom: it features carvings of each family member’s signature and a favourite quotation, making it a unique item to treasure. Practically speaking, the table can seat up to 12 diners when extended, so it’s ideal for parties and formal entertaining. The look of the room was completed with new windows that match the design of the existing sash windows, but with the added benefit of double glazing. An oak window seat was crafted so the family could relax and

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