With Oak Kitchens back in vogue thanks to the desire for warm tones in the kitchen, a kitchen designers challenge can be finding a way of creating the WOW factor, especially in a large kitchen. But I think you will all agree that Kitchen Plans, the independent kitchen design service, have achieved it in abundance.
Pat O’Connell of Kitchen Plans designed this beautiful kitchen for a client in Bishopstown, Cork City. In the photograph above left, you can see the beautiful oak kitchen from the Second Nature Kitchen Collection. The particular kitchen chosen was the Eden Oak from the range, and Pat designed this really interesting cream painted island unit to break up the oak and create the wow factor.
Other features that add to the finished look are the overmantle surround that sits over the range cooker and the curved end panels that add a softness to the overall look. Overmantles are a great feature to add to a large classical or traditional kitchen because they look substantial in size and break up the long run of worktop.
The island unit that Pat designed is multi-funtional. It is an ideal place for food preparation and baking and it even has a pop-up socket set for small appliances. The sink in the island also means that tasks like washing vegetables or straining food is more convenient. The final part of the island is the seating area making it an ideal place for a cup of coffee with friends or family.
To find out more about Kitchen Plans service, contact Pat on 021 4888813 or 087 2653896.