Traditional English Kitchen and New Flooring

– A Case Study

We were invited out to meet a client at a fantastic property in one of the villages close to Alresford. 

The house is set in 3 acres of gardens and surrounded by mature gardens.  Thats where the beauty ended as the house had been unlived in and untouched for a number of years and the interiors were ‘tired’ to say the least.

Our first challenge was to remove the kitchen and utility cabinetry and dated tiled floors throughout the entrance hallway, utility and kitchen so we could see what we were working with.  The floors needed serious levelling before new flooring could go down and the entire kitchen and utility area had to be re-wired and re-plastered in preparation for the new kitchen cabinetry.
The floor we laid was an a mixed width engineered oak board, which we hand distressed to give it an aged appearance in keeping with the age of the house.  Once it was laid, it was lightly sanded and then stained with Osmo Tint in Terra, a lovely rich brown colour, and sealed with Osmo Polyx Hardwax Oil.
We designed a kitchen for the client based on a traditional in-frame design with shaker doors and drawer fronts. We added lovely chunky curved posts to soften the edges of the cabinet runs. The client opted not to have any wall units to keep the kitchen feeling as spacious as possible but we added a great full height bookcase just inside the back door to store all her cookbooks on.  The utility followed the same design, incorporating both a welly boot drawer and a dog bed along with the essentials of a  washing machine and coat hooks.
The worktops were a quartz material with a lovely vein to give it a marble appearance which contrasted beautifully with the cabinet colour of Little Greene Serpentine.
The kitchen, utility and entrance hall have been transformed from cold, dark and dismal rooms to the hub of the home.

Alresford Interiors Ltd
Prospect Road, Alresford,
Hampshire, SO24 9QF

T: 01962 733016