Published on June 16th, 2021 | by The GC Team0
Kitchen Connection of Ascot teams up with Daval Furniture to fulfil design brief
Family-run Kitchen Connection of Ascot responded to the brief to create an open-plan kitchen diner for a series of luxury homes in an exclusive private development by property developer Burwood Rumsby Homes using furniture by British designer and manufacturer Daval.
The concept needed to support modern family life, with plenty of additional storage space to accommodate changing needs, highlighting the growing trend for blended living and future-focused flexibility in the design.
With the emphasis on classic style with a contemporary twist, the solid wood Bramham Shaker in a warm-toned modern greige painted finish fulfilled the requirement for an elegant, design-rich solution in made-to-measure storage for a timeless feel.
Simon Bodsworth, Managing Director at Daval, is predicting that new-build developments will be a key part of plans to ‘Build back better’ post-pandemic and that demand for sustainable social kitchens will continue to grow in parallel.
“Our research indicates that they continue to add cachet to extra-special executive homes as end-users at the top of the market become ever more discerning about the traceability and provenance of materials in furniture manufacture.
“Another bonus of the Shaker style is that it is so well known and loved that it will instantly add character, comfort and visual depth to a flexible space. The subtle styling of the Bramham door means it sits within the frame and has clean proportions, giving it a current yet classic look for a highly desirable modern interpretation on a traditional kitchen.”
This particular project makes excellent use of an L-shaped layout ideal for socialising, with a back wall dedicated to storage and integrated Siemens appliances including a twin oven.
The floor-to-ceiling cabinets in Cashmere optimise the business end of the room so that there is no need for freestanding storage solutions in the kitchen and living space, assisting in the creation of a low maintenance, clutter-free, open and welcoming aesthetic. Under the kitchen window the wet zone and food prep area are topped with Beltrami Quartz worktops in Bianco Masa.
The high-function island unit in Truffle bridges cooking and dining with a dedicated working area for the induction hob alongside ample storage for cookware and tableware. On the opposite side of the unit, there is room for three to sit comfortably and enjoy chilled drinks within easy reach of the built-in wine fridge.
With the living and dining area in close proximity, it’s easy to entertain at home and enjoy maximum use of the ground floor to facilitate family life.
Bramham kitchens by Daval are made from the finest oak and are created to fit consumer specifications at the Daval factory in Yorkshire. The chrome cup handles and matching knobs made in Birmingham.