New Project - Rose Cottage

New Project – Hurley, Berks

As leading creators of bespoke, handcrafted kitchens in Berkshire, Surrey, and Buckinghamshire you can imagine we have quite a busy workshop. Everything is handmade on our premises in Winkfield, Berkshire.

Replacing a kitchen is a major decision for most people. They are the heart of the home and you really don’t want to take the risk of getting it wrong and being stuck with a kitchen that is poor quality or not fit for purpose.

That’s why when we help you design your own kitchen, we take the time to get to know you and your family and how you want to use the space. This enables us to make recommendations specific to your requirements; we recognise that when it comes to your kitchen, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’.

So, we’d like to share with you one of our more recent projects to help you understand what the process of having a Maple and Gray kitchen looks like; and remember, if you are in the market for a new bespoke kitchen, make sure you call us on 01344 627150 or email us.

The Project

We were approached by our client who was planning some extension work to their beautiful cottage in the village of Hurley in Berkshire. This picturesque riverside village is near Marlow and Henley, on the borders of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire.

Our client wanted to utilise the new rear extension to create a larger kitchen and dining area complete with a large kitchen island. This would improve storage in the space and keep things clear of clutter.

The Approach

As with all of our clients we worked closely with them and listened to their specific requirements. Most people often have a vision of how they want their finished product to look and so we tapped into that in order to finalise the design. All of our cabinetry is handmade and so, there really are few limitations, other than structural space.

We spent time understanding just what the client envisaged when thinking about living with their new kitchen and were able to come up with options to suit. The process of creating the brief can be daunting for the client but we focused on removing that element of stress with our relaxed, jargon-free approach; this helped us to glean the information we needed regarding cabinetry, appliances, worktops, and splashbacks.

Challenges

All projects have their own little challenges; we love problem-solving and looking at solutions from different angles. So, as you can imagine when you’re talking about an old period cottage, you’re likely to deal with walls which are built at unconventional angles – this was the case here.

We had an angled corner to incorporate into the design. We did this by making a bespoke worktop mounted shelving unit, this gave the illusion of continuity of cabinetry across the entire width of the room which in turn, enabled us to retain the symmetry in our design.

In Summary

This was a fantastic project for us, we were delighted with how it all came together. The colour palette of grey and white can often look a bit sparse, but we were able to bring in the Calacatta quartz worktops and oak herringbone floor to add warmth and texture.

Thank you so much, Maple & Gray – we love the amazing kitchen you’ve given us – attention to detail and craftsmanship every step of the way – thank you

Get in Touch

If you are looking to add something special to your home with a custom, handmade kitchen, make sure you get in touch with us. You can call us on 01344 627150 or email us. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn if you’re looking for inspiration.