Copper kitchen

Designer Liane Burrett, at Roundhouse’s Clapham showroom, has used copper accents to great effect in this handsome family kitchen

The clients for this project wanted to combine a love of colour with an open, light and bright space.

For this bespoke Roundhouse kitchen Liane chose materials suitable for the demands of a busy family home including durable composite stone worktops and floor tiling around the island. The colour combination of bold blue and soft pinks creates a contrasting and distinctive pallet which extends to copper hinges, handles, taps and bar stools.

The area was considered and detailed together including a walk in pantry plus a metallic bronze bar and drinks area.

Practical floor tiles were included round the island

Can you tell me a bit about the property? The existing house is Victorian. The project scope was to build a modern rear extension and basement dig-out. The kitchen extension features an open plan kitchen-dining room with contemporary glazed sliding doors. The dining area includes a light well into the basement creating a bright two-story space.  

A walk in pantry was designed at the same time as the main kitchen

Were there any particular challenges you had to overcome with this design? The clients wanted to keep the range cooker wall free from wall cabinets yet they wanted the design to be eye-catching. Initially we designed a bespoke stainless-steel extractor to stand alone on the main wall, but this felt too industrial and heavy. We then explored cladding with marble effect tiles – this made the design feel too traditional and busy. The final kitchen featured a copper mirror splashback designed to reflect the light in the space and a floating shelf to beautifully showcase the owner’s vases and decorative items.  

Bespoke storage completes the dining room

What appliances have you incorporated into the kitchen? There is a Fisher & Paykel range cooker, fridge/freezer and ovens. We also specified a combination of Quooker, Lansdowne & Olif taps and sinks, and used Miele for the dishwasher. The extractor was a flush to the ceiling Westins Stratus model.  

What features are you particularly pleased with? The intricate details in the design, such as the accents of copper on the handles, hinges, mirror splashback and taps. The Excava composite worktops from Caesarstone and floor tiles around the island also have pink tones to compliment the copper details.  

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