This striking kitchen from Inglis Hall utilises Caesarstone 5031 Statuario Maximus worktops for a modern kitchen for an Edwardian Arts and Crafts home
Beyond the obvious lifestyle-enhancing benefits, there are many reasons why a kitchen renovation is a good idea. A well-designed kitchen will help to future-proof your property, adding value to it and often becoming its main selling point. The owners of this Edwardian Arts & Crafts house in the picturesque village of Lindfield, West Sussex, knew it well when they embarked on their kitchen renovation with Inglis Hall and Caesarstone’s striking 5031 Statuario Maximus.
The owners, a young entrepreneurial couple working in property development and their three children, wanted a family kitchen that would provide a calm and serene background for everyday life. The kitchen was commissioned as a way to increase the property’s value, so functionality, versatility and longevity were key.
The design team at Inglis Hall were inspired by the modern copper-roofed extension where the scheme was to be housed. Providing a counterpoint to the original house and its traditional architecture, the spacious extension offers a seamless transition from the functional kitchen to a relaxation zone, as it overlooks the garden. Clean lines and a careful consideration of materials are the main focuses of the kitchen, designed to mirror the juxtaposition of the original Edwardian features of the property and the contemporary feel of the extension. The imposing central island is a minimalist statement, with its raw band-sawn oak sides beautifully contrasting the polished finish of the 5031 Statuario Maximus worktop. Classic and elegant, 5031 Statuario Maximus has a soft dove-white base punctuated by broad, light grey swirls adding depth.
Extending over the island, the Caesarstone surface creates a sleek and practical breakfast bar – the perfect place for enjoying quick meals, entertaining guests and even doing homework. Matching the island, the cabinetry worktop and splashback feature the same Caesarstone design, giving the kitchen a continuity of colour and finish. The splashback runs across the side of the cabinetry, whilst the worktop has a waterfall edge on one side – interesting details that enhance the contemporary character of the kitchen and add visual appeal. Toby Hall, founder of Inglis Hall, says, “5031 Statuario Maximus provides the right level of subtle movement in the worksurfaces. The soft white is the perfect tone to complement the raw sawn oak and cabinet doors. The interaction between materials and colours was hugely important in this kitchen. Caesarstone surfaces have a natural look and feel to them which is sometimes hard to find with manmade products. Their high-performance qualities make them an ideal choice for family kitchens.”
The kitchen design itself is handle-less and minimalist, with cabinet doors cladded in Forbo’s Furniture Linoleum, a natural surfacing material with a soft matt texture delivering a durable finishing touch to high-end furniture. The taupe shade of the cabinetry has a warming effect, which works in concert with the off-white Caesarstone worktop and wooden architectural features of the room to create a soft, welcoming space. Throughout the kitchen, premium appliances are by Fisher & Paykel, Neff and Quooker. The result is a stylish multipurpose hub that marries beauty and functionality. Are you feeling inspired by this contemporary kitchen? Why not explore the Caesarstone catalogue to discover the perfect surface for your dream scheme? Don’t forget to use the Caesarstone online visualiser, which will help you bring your design to life, so you can see exactly what it will look like in your home.
Photography by Leigh Simpson