Mr & Mrs Edgar - Elgin, Elgin

The brief

Inspired by a love of American architecture and design, Mr & Mrs Edgar were motivated to export the industrial, warehouse vibes of upstate New York and transplant them into their Elgin home.

The original idea had been to start from scratch, building an entirely new house for themselves and their two teenage children which emulated typical American property styles. However, after they ran into some unexpected issues, the couple decided to take on a new challenge: transforming their existing kitchen into the open plan, state-of-the-art space they craved.

The kitchen was about making a real statement which would be the main focus of the house, incorporating the highest quality finishes and equipment, which made the design both interesting, challenging and satisfying.

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Housed in a new three by nine-and-a-half-metre extension, incorporating the existing kitchen and dining room, the new kitchen was a large open-plan space filled with light from large glass windows and doors. With a desire for a rough industrial look, brick detailing was included and the Timothy Oulton bar stools were wrapped in sheets of industrial metal.

Cabinetry from Stoneham along with special cornicing and curved panels exude elegance. Painted in Thunder Grey and Dove Grey, the cabinets are complemented by large Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, notably a wine cooler, fridge, freezer, warming drawer, hobs and ovens.

Because of its multi-functioning role, every part of the kitchen needed to perform efficiently. Clever storage solutions were introduced to keep the flow without compromising on practicality. Two slide back units provide hidden storage as well as additional worktop space, as this allowed for items that needed to be permanently plugged in to be behind closed doors.

Keeping the kitchen as low maintenance as possible was also an important factor in ensuring the space is free from clutter. The Silestone 30mm lagoon work surface is incredibly hardwearing, while the units have been designed with high load-bearing capacity. Even the mirrored splashback was created with a darker glass to prevent fingerprint marks from showing up.

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"We were not prepared for the final look, the kitchen is absoultely stunning and definitely has the real WOW factor we were looking for!"

Mr & Mrs Edgar