Marine grade birch ply took center stage in this kitchen. Our client was attracted to the laminating effect around its edge. When sanded and lacquered the edge of the board can be a very interesting feature. This type of material would normally be found in carcass construction with a decorative veneer applied. It is very rare for its birch face to be sanded, lacquered and exposed as a feature. We hand selected the grain patterns so that it would match and line through around the kitchen.
The large central island is the main focal point in the room. Our client wanted strong lines throughout which we achieved by sandwiching two pieces of the birch ply together with a piece of American Black Walnut in the middle. The drawers have ‘tip-on’ runners which are push to open but also close with a soft close eliminating the need for handles. On the island, we made a feature of the solid oak drawers by exposing the dovetail joint on the face. The whole island is held up by a central plinth which cannot be seen from most angles of the room. An LED light strip creates the illusion that the Island is floating.
The main sink run of kitchen units are positioned along one wall. Framing this are tall appliance housings with Neff built in appliances. A solid granite worktop with a brushed copper splash back is used alongside a solid English character oak worktop on the central island. These materials beautifully complement the plywood units and oak top on the island, also reflecting light and adding a warm glow to the room.
In addition to the kitchen, we have incorporated similar units /designs for the utility in the next room.
Our Kitchen redesigned and reconstructed from scratch in 2010.
Hutchinson Furniture came up with by far the best design ideas and even incorporated a design motif we had used in our hallway doors thus integrating the new with the older part of the house.
They stripped the kitchen to bare brick and concrete, even removing the ceiling so as to make installation of 23 light fittings easier. Their builder knocked through to the dining room and re-plastered where needed. Plumber, electricians and a long run by the kitchen fitter followed putting in place the units specified, designed and constructed to order.
Life is disrupted while the process goes on but it is well worthwhile when completed and we are still delighted with the result even after using it for over four years now.
We found them at the Grand Design Live Show at the NEC and their work deserves to be up there with the best of Grand Designs.”
We asked Hutchinson Furniture to design a bespoke bookcase, corridor table and another table. They were brilliant. The designs were exceptional, the craftsmanship exquisite and they delivered on time and in full. We are delighted with the results which enhance our home greatly. Thank you Will Hadland and team Hutchinson. We will be back!
When we decided to extend and design a new kitchen, we thoroughly researched kitchen companies in the Oxfordshire area. It was only after a chance conversation with someone that Hutchinson Furniture was suggested. From the initial enquiring phone call, to a site visit at their showroom and manufacturing unit in Long Compton, we knew we had found the right kitchen company for us. Their attention to detail, flexibility, communication, guidance, advice, and exceptional quality and customer care, has been exemplary. Choosing a local company who uses meticulously chosen, locally grown wood, was also a huge draw for us. Having a new kitchen is both exciting and a huge upheaval, however, Hutchinson Furniture were always there for us, every step of the way, delivering over and above with their customer care. Their kitchen fitters were also a credit – always well mannered, on time and tidy! Our kitchen is now the most popular room in our house, and we love and admire it on a daily basis! We have no hesitation in highly recommending Hutchinson Furniture and Interiors to anyone.