Embracing the architectural Edwardian heritage of the house, this Nickleby kitchen in Barnes Village is now a warm, light, inviting space. With many important aspects to think about when designing a kitchen, worktops may not seem like a priority in the beginning stages of a large scale project.
When it came to choosing the worktops for this Barnes village kitchen while the homeowners loved the look of natural marble, they were put off by the problems associated with using this particular material in a kitchen. As a porous, soft surface, it is really prone to staining and scratching meaning long term durability is not feasible.
The solution was Caesarstone’s 5000 London Grey quartz which effortlessly provided the best of both worlds. “The look and design of the worktop itself is reminiscent of marble, but as with all Caesarstone quartz, the durability and low maintenance attributes were extremely appealing.” – Louisa Eggleston, Creative Director at Humphrey Munson.
London Grey quartz is a durable worktop with a gentle opaque base and the charcoal veining has a timeless elegance that serves to perfectly compliment this refined space. With natural light from the glorious window and skylights above both provide a light and airy feel throughout the seasons.
Easy to clean, quartz is non-porous with no need to seal or wax, it’s a hardy beautiful worktop that’s easy to keep clean – ideal for adding longevity to a kitchen space, especially if you’re a keen entertainer or part of a busy family.
As with every kitchen, considerations to the functionality of the room should be taken into account. For example this space includes a scullery run overlooking the landscaped garden that helps to take cleaning pressure off the main kitchen.
The run features a Perrin & Rowe tap with rinse and Quooker hot tap, both are finished in polished nickel to match the surrounding hardware. Drainer grooves in the quartz means the work surface can easily drain when cleaning and drying delicate items or rinsing them before loading into the integrated Miele dishwasher below.
The complete project demonstrates an understated sense of luxury that is perfectly in keeping with the property’s Edwardian heritage. Light and bright Caesarstone’s London Grey truly completes the look providing a practical classic contemporary kitchen designed for both cosy family dinner’s and entertaining groups of friends at the weekends.