Portfolio – Swanmore

Mr & Mrs C live in a beautiful, secluded house surrounded by trees. The interior contains a lot of dark wood and brick features which blend perfectly with their surroundings. In looking for a new kitchen they wanted something more modern which would let more light in, but it was very important not to lose the character of the house in doing this.



Although they may have had more space if they removed it, it was very important to Mr & Mrs C that they kept a brick wall feature which housed their oven and fridge. Brickwork features are found in many places throughout the house and are an important part of its character. They did not want a kitchen that anyone could have, they wanted something personal for them.


The existing apertures in the brickwork needed to be adjusted for the new oven and fridge using the existing brickwork as much as possible. If it did not look seamless it would have ruined the unique feature of the kitchen. The fitting in general ran very smoothly, the work schedule set out by Kitchen Living was adhered to by all the contractors so the customer did not need to be involved.


The classic belfry doors in Farrow and Ball bone and the glass splashback in lime white gloss chosen by Mr and Mrs C give them the light, bright kitchen they were after. These light colours contrast beautifully with the brick wall feature making the kitchen truly blend in with the rest of the house. The peninsula unit with a Kauai cream quartz worktop is a favourite feature and gives them more work space.


“Kitchen Living knew what was important to us in the design of our new kitchen and were happy to work with it. All the fitters and contractors were very pleasant, clean and tidy and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. We love our new kitchen and have already recommended Kitchen Living to our friends.”
— Mr & Mrs C, Swanmore