Case study: Keeping it traditional

The Rigid Kitchen Company created a kitchen to complement the age of their client’s property that would blend in, not stand out, with space for entertaining

This traditional kitchen design was a very important part of the extension and the owners wanted to ensure the build and everything within it was in keeping with the age of the property

Working together with the designer, we created a space that blends nicely with the original features and that allows the property to keep its rightful place within the Staffordshire countryside. 

The chosen style was a shaker range that fits well with most traditional designs. The colours we looked at were different shades of grey, which is still proving to be very popular in the industry. A dark, slate grey, was the final decision with patterned tiles and coloured stools kept in mind. 

Our task was to create a new space that the clients could use to invite family and friends over for food, entertaining on occasions and that also provided a peaceful place to talk at the end of the working day.   

Our customers wished for a number of key features: a big kitchen island for the family to sit around, a mantle over the Aga, and an American fridge-freezer, which is flanked by two, tall, pull-out larder units with adjustable shelves, allowing them to store a wide variety of foodstuffs and cereals, etc. 

The far-right hand side of the design gives the wow factor for anyone who enters the room. The stunning Aga encased by a traditional mantle brought us back to the customers’ first thoughts – to keep the kitchen relevant to the age of the property. 

The large kitchen island has many features, such as integrated waste and recycling bins, two 900mm drawers for cutlery and utensils, plus a good-sized wine rack and a wine cooler. 

We explored many different ideas for the island, but because of their love for entertaining, it was important to have seating. It seated four people with storage underneath and power points and the customer had a beautiful dining table for extra guests. 

A Quooker tap saved on the space a kettle would take up and a Le Mans corner unit prevented any wastage of space and allowed easy accessibility. 

This property deserved a stunning traditional kitchen that complemented its age. The kitchen will help the family enjoy space and peacefulness that a new extension brings. May this continue for years to come.

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