The classic English Modern kitchen never goes out of style, but for Rishi and Rakhi Goel’s dream kitchen extension in Surbiton, we created an exceptional bespoke kitchen that will truly stand the test of time.
Combining classic features such as the mantle with corbel supports with modern energy-saving appliances, this beautiful kitchen extension project was completed in partnership with our colleagues at Go Building.
Classic style, modern functionality
For doctors Rishi and Rakhi and their two young daughters, their new kitchen extension needed to combine practicality and utility with beautiful design creating the ideal place to relax and unwind.
The choice of English Modern cabinets was perfect for timeless and elegant kitchen design and the choice of soothing neutrals created a restful colour palette. The high-quality hardwood in-frame cabinets were finished in the calm and muted tones of Farrow and Ball Cornforth White with the island finished in Downpipe to lend contrast.
Each surface needed to be low maintenance and easy to clean so we included a white ceramic sink and Quooker hot water tap for ease of use. The large Samsung American fridge, Caple wine cooler and Siemens IQ700 oven and combi microwave complete the look.
At Kit Parkington, we pride ourselves on using traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail to bring our client’s vision to life. Rishi and Rakhi were delightful customers who made this a really lovely project, with a clear idea of how they wanted their bespoke kitchen to look.
To that end, we focused on the little details that create a solid and traditional look with modern functionality. The solid oak drawers have a reassuringly traditional feel with an internal cutlery tray. The skirting plinth has been set in front of the cabinets rather than behind for an authentic look that hides a secret. We created a little mousehole where the dishwasher light can be seen, which provided much amusement for the girls.
At the heart of the design is uncluttered minimalism that offsets the traditional elements. Everything is held together by the pattern of the stone that seems to flow over the hob/sink worktop, the splashback and dresser unit sides creating seamlessness that oozes style.
Recessed spotlights create a general wash of light and task lighting over the hob and sink while gorgeous glass pendants hang over the island creating an inviting space to prepare food or gather over a glass of wine from the built-in wine cooler.
The calm and restful feel of the space is reflected in the light parquet flooring which adds more warmth than tile and completes the sense of a peaceful oasis. Traditional cup handles and small metal doorknobs are styled as traditional elements of what is, in fact, a very modern kitchen.
Bespoke kitchen, kitchen extension and kitchen design by Kit Parkington
When you have a clear vision for your kitchen design like Rishi and Rakhi, working with the professionals can help to crystalise your ideas into a beautifully finished end result. Whether Modern English or Contemporary Italian is your style, at Kit Parkington we bring together craftsmanship, quality materials and our attention to detail to create your ideal kitchen.