Scullery in a bespoke kitchen in Hampshire with butlers sink and oak shelving

Bespoke Cottage Kitchen and Pantry


This bespoke kitchen in Hampshire was for a pretty cottage situated in a valley not far from Andover.  It underwent a major refurbishment.  The utility was extended and brightened up with the addition of a larger back door and a fresh neutral look with double doors which opened into a light kitchen.  The back kitchen used to store the clients appliances links to a well organised walk in pantry.

The aim of this project was to bring the cottage kitchen and back of house areas right up to date while at the same time increasing the amount of storage without making the space look too configured.  This was achieved by using natural oak shelving and neutral colours which keeps the look light and easy to live with.

pale cabinetry for a vespooe kitchen in hampshire with oak shelves and burnished brass brackets

This back of house space is ideal for storing large kitchen appliances

view from bespoke kitchen in hampshire through double doors to the utility area

The view from the kitchen through to the pretty utility

You would think designing spaces for a cottage would be far easier than big country mansions but in reality there is still a huge amount to consider and often the design has to work harder when having to carefully shoe horn different areas into a smaller space.  With this project the client really wanted to have a corner walk in pantry to store all of her provisions that was easily accessible from the kitchen and still keep a fairly expansive laundry area and area for her kitchen appliances without the space looking crowded and fussy.

Keeping as much natural light as possible also really helped to expand the rooms, cottages typically have low ceilings and smaller windows and the client managed to avoid dark spaces by using internally glazed doors and keeping to a neutral colour scheme.

Set of six drawers with pale worktops in a bespoke kitchen in Hampshire
This cabinet with six drawers provides ample storage


Bank of drawers

Beautifully proportioned drawers with Joseph Giles Antique brass waxed handles, look very effective against the pale cabinetry.  Caeserstone Frosty Carrina worktop works well in the space and while being incredibly durable also looks the part in this easy on the eye kitchen.  The Everhot 120i range cooker is a great addition and workhorse for family entertaining.

dark green pantry with marble shelves and brass brackets

Stunning dark green pantry with marble shelving and brass brackets

dark green cabinets with antique brass handles

Little Greene Obsidian Green cabinetry with Joseph Giles antique brass handles

built in drinks cupboard for a bespoke kitchen in Hampshire with storage underneath
A built in drinks cupboard with bi-fold doors and storage under


Hidden drinks cabinet

The client for this bespoke kitchen in Hampshire wanted to have a drinks cupboard incorporated into their kitchen as they frequently entertain friends and family.  The clever bi-fold doors mean that the bottles and glasses can easily be hidden when not in use, the glass panel behind allows natural light to be reflected around gives a pretty effect when the doors are open.

Handy cupboards underneath are useful for storing glasses, decanters, corkscrews and other drinking apparatus.  We enjoy desiging bars in projects.  Another example can be found here.

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