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Kitchen of the Week: The Island Stars in a Converted Schoolhouse-White Cabinets In Kitchen
When the owners of this converted schoolhouse needed a new kitchen, White Cabinets In Kitchen they turned to Peter Humphrey, who had just completed a friend’s renovation. “They wanted a relaxed family feel for the space with room for the children to enjoy it too,” Humphrey says. White Cabinets In Kitchen The kitchen was relocated from the basement to a more central space at the front of the house, which used to be a sitting room. It was designed using simple Shaker-style doors in painted tulipwood for classic appeal.
Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A professional couple with three children
Location: Hackney, east London
Size: About 22 by 20 feet (6.7 by 6 meters); part of a converted schoolhouse with four bedrooms and three bathrooms
Designer: Peter Humphrey of Humphrey Munson
An oak island incorporating an expanse of storage was a special request. White Cabinets In Kitchen “This prep table/island unit is the workhorse of the kitchen, and life tends to revolve around it,” Humphrey says. White Cabinets In Kitchen Its natural oak countertop and dark green-gray painted base provides a central focal point against the pale cabinets.
The roughly 6 -by-4-foot island has three large drawers on either side for storage, and a huge open slatted area below for stacking kitchen equipment.
Travertine flooring, with its mix of earthy tones, White Cabinets In Kitchen enhances the relaxed atmosphere of the kitchen, which leads out to a walled garden.
Exposed original brickwork plus a stainless steel range, White Cabinets In Kitchen hood and backsplash give this kitchen a contemporary industrial feel.
“We installed simple ceiling spotlights on dimmers, White Cabinets In Kitchen which are so important for creating different moods, especially as the owners love to have dinner with friends after the kids are in bed,” Humphrey says. “Task lighting is inset into shelving and in the cooker hood.”
Simple artisanal shelves painted in the same color as the island offer a harmonious accent.White Cabinets In Kitchen
The plastered walls provide a crisp contrast to the bare brick.
The anticato-finished white quartz countertops help give the kitchen its clean lines.