Matrix Design&Build - Home on the Range

Home on the Range

Range cookers add a sense of drama and focal point to any kitchen and current trends in house design tend to focus around the Kitchen & Dining area as the place in the home where everyone tends to congregate. Kitchens are a passion at Matrix Design & Build; traditional or contemporary, design, form and function are key in ensuring that the space works well.

“Living in an Edwardian house meant we were looking for a traditional kitchen with a few hi-tech gadgets to make life easier. After much deliberation and pouring over a range of designs, we went for an in frame painted kitchen; we didn’t want straight runs of cupboards so Geoff came up with a staggered design which we absolutely love – it is a very tactile kitchen and very much the centre piece of our home.”

Sienna and Greg’s kitchen was indeed a challenge...the Mercury range works perfectly in the design and gives a great contemporary twist to the normally expected Aga. The chimney breast was used to form a natural recess for the range and air extraction was built into the chimney breast. Farrow and Ball paint was used as the base colour with a clear glaze to protect the paint finish. The overall finish is understated and above all, the cabinetry will not date and can be sanded off and repainted in years to come. The tiles are large format with a lappato finish which is a semi-polished finish – easy to look after and understated with minimal reflection. Corian was chosen over granite to create seamless, muted worktops that are hard wearing and can take the knocks of a busy family kitchen.

Planning a new kitchen? Contact Matrix Design & Build to discuss your plans; all prospective designs and drawings are free of charge.