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Modern Meets Traditional: Beth’s Kitchen Diner

Project Date
August, 2022
Location
Bury

With a great eye for design, Beth was looking for something beautiful and timeless in her kitchen. With lots of natural light coming through the windows creating a feeling of warmth in the space, Beth wanted to extend this feeling and create a kitchen that was light and bright.

Range:
Vård
Finish:
Pearl
layout:
U-Shaped
kitchen size:
19 Units - Large
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Steven - Smile Kitchens Designer
Designed by:
Steven

I really enjoyed working on this project and with Beth. She had a clear vision for her project but also allowed me to suggest touches and amends. Beth has a really strong eye for interiors which allowed her to create a beautiful home – something I was really proud to be a part of.

Light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop and bronze door knobs and handles.

Goals for the space

Beth was looking for a new light and open kitchen diner that could be separated by a breakfast bar. This new kitchen-diner would take over the current kitchen and diner that were separate rooms. The old kitchen hadn’t been replaced for a long time and needed an update.

Keen for a timeless feeling kitchen with elegance and warmth, Beth wanted a style that had traditional touches with a hint of minimalism. With light worktops and cabinetry, this kitchen had to be able to blend seamlessly into the other rooms of the house, whilst also having a memorable presence.

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Light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop and bronze door knobs and handles. Breakfast bar with cashmere coloured velvet stools.

The details

By pulling down the wall between her kitchen and dining areas, Beth created a beautiful and open space for her new kitchen-diner. Keen to still have zones within the kitchen diner, kitchen designer Steven added a breakfast bar area on the peninsula to achieve this.

Beth’s kitchen is a stunning example of our Vard range. Vard is the perfect mix of the classic shaker kitchen with modern stylings, a slim shaker with a timber frame. The slim frame adds depth and texture, whilst still feeling modern. The light, off-white Pearl colour pairs beautifully with the dark metal handles and the black of the appliances, creating an excellent contrast.

Light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop and bronze door knobs and handles.
Close up of a brass gold Quooker boiling water tap in a light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop, white belfast sink, and bronze door knobs and handles.

Light and bright

The light white quartz worktop with a polished finish allows the light to bounce around the room. It also adds a further touch of elegance and prestige to this kitchen – something mirrored by the painted finish of each door and panel.

The soft, neutral colour palette allows the handles, appliances, and accessories to stand out and shine. This is mirrored throughout Beth’s home - light walls paired with darker furniture and accessories in a farmhouse meets industrial styling.

Simple white subway tiles add depth and a new level of texture to this kitchen. They allow the areas like the sink with its classic brass tap to really stand out as touches of colour and elegance.

Close up of a corner optimiser storage solution in a light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop and bronze door knobs and handles.
Close up of a base pull out storage solution in a light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop and bronze door knobs and handles.

Storage solutions

To make the most of the space in Beth's kitchen, designer Steven included a few of our clever storage solutions in her kitchen design. Our corner optimiser is perfect for food storage, the pull out makes for easy access so you can view all of your products. This kitchen also featured our base pull out - a great way to make the most of a small cabinet space, and perfect for storing sauces and spices!

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The whole process has been so easy & hassle-free from start to finish. The kitchen itself looks so much better than we could have imagined & it feels really good quality. I Would 100% recommend Smile Kitchens to anyone needing a new kitchen.

Beth
Classic kitchen design showing shaker timber cabinet doors in colour Onyx (black). Styled with a white Carrara Quartz worktop and antique bronze bar handles (Hive collection). Kitchen layout features a large kitchen island with storage and bar stools.
This kitchen features:

Vård

With its abundance of charm, character and luxury, Vård is the perfect balance of classic design and contemporary features. There’s care packed into every contour of this kitchen.
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