Mulberry Cottage, Essex

Classic English Cottage Kitchen 

This lovely period cottage has been completely renovated and transformed into a stunning family home. The classic English cottage kitchen is from the Nickleby range and has a mix of painted cabinetry and natural oak accents with an adjoining utility / boot room.

The bespoke kitchen design is designed in a u-shape layout – the perfect choice for busy cooks as it allows easy access to the majority of the kitchen from a single spot. Since all the washing appliances are tucked out of the way in the utility room, the main kitchen has a light and breezy feel to it with artisan shelving and French windows opening onto the pretty cottage garden.

The neutral colour palette of the kitchen works perfectly in this light and airy space. The utility room cupboards are all painted in a soft grey – reminiscent of the type of grey used during the Georgian era. The natural oak bi-folding cupboards either side of the range, together with the natural oak pantry and cupboard doors for the integrated cooling appliances, give a lovely feeling of heritage to the kitchen.

The worktops throughout the kitchen and utility room are Carrara quartz in a polished finish. The Carrara quartz looks so natural and feels like real marble to touch – but it is manufactured with bio resins that allows for higher heat resistance. Most importantly for the kitchen space, it is resistant to acids, oils and other liquids unlike it’s notoriously difficult-to-maintain Carrara marble.

The sink in the main kitchen is by Villeroy & Boch and is perfectly complimented by the Ioanian mixer tap by Perrin & Rowe with rinse and Quooker boiling hot water tap which sits just to the left of the tap. The utility room sink is also by Villeroy & Boch and has Mayan deck mounted taps with crosshead handles from Perrin & Rowe with a handy laundry maid hanging above.

The Macon range cooker is by Lacanche and much beloved for its simple functionality. Lacanche ranges are easy to use, and from a practical point of view, easy to maintain and clean. All of the oven walls are coated in an 8-layer, anti-acid enamel finish, and the doors and seals can be effortlessly removed for cleaning.

All other appliances including the refrigerator, freezer, washing machine and tumble drier are by Siemens. The wall lights are by Jim Lawrence while the pendant lamps above the dining table are from Original BTC.