My own kitchen! I decided to design and make a practical but interesting kitchen for myself.
I wanted a modern look that was easy to keep clean but suggest strong elements of craft. I aimed for a sleek minimalist look to the door fronts and then exposed their construction to the rear.
I selected English Ash for the doors and drawers, Sycamore and Birch plywood for the basic cupboards. Work top is made from plywood and copper sheet. Copper is naturally anti-bacterial and so is ideal for a kitchen, the colours and markings change with every day life and can be polished to your own preferred look.
Copper handles compliment the work tops and help tie the project together, as do the copper water pipes that run through the shelves and work tops.
Being closer to 6ft than 5, I wanted taller than average wall units to make the most of the cupboard space and to avoid that dust trap on top of average wall units.
When buying a log of sawn timber you typically get planks of differing widths, I made the most of this variance and planed the lumber as wide as possible, some boards are wider than others but to me at least, this adds to the natural aesthetic.
Kitchen includes fridge, built in microwave, double oven, hob, extractor fan, integrated dishwasher, twin bin unit, twin pull out corner units, bottle rack, pan drawer and set of 4 push to open drawers.
Guide price £22,000 including appliances but not including plumbing, electrical and decorating.