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Graphite Shaker - Belper, Derby

Updated: May 18, 2023


My client wanted a dramatic industrial look to her Kitchen. They have two young children so needed a kitchen diner to enable them to cook whilst watching them in the other half of the room.

To achieve their dream kitchen, the wall between the dining room and kitchen had to be knocked down to create one large kitchen and dining space, giving them the family environment that they had hoped for.

Shaker painted doors were selected due to its simple versatile style, and the ability to create clean modern lines. Graphite coloured cabinetry gave the kitchen the desired dramatic look and tied in perfectly with newly fitted graphite windows and original oak parquet flooring.

So that the dining area could be differentiated from the cooking area, our client wanted a standalone piece of furniture in a different door style and colour.

We picked an in-frame with pencilled scallop, painted in partridge grey and a solid oak worktop.

The colour of the furniture was kept within the same grey tonal range and antique brass knobs kept it consistent with the furniture in the kitchen area.


By placing the Belfast sink central to the window we had to use two dishwashers either side to create symmetry.

For storage purposes and to keep dangerous appliances away from their little ones, a tall bank of units was incorporated which housed oven/combi, warming drawer, a tandem pull-out and a tall fridge /freezer.

The tall units created a large expanse of Graphite colour, so we advised to expose the brick on the remaining section of the wall to create warmth and texture. Our client positioned her raw metal and copper valve radiator on this exposed brick wall to really create a feature.

Budget: £20k and over

Duffield Kitchens, Serving Derby & Nottingham



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