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Hartforth Blue Shaker - Oakwood, Derby

Updated: May 18, 2023


After completing a major extension to the property, our client was looking for a practical open plan kitchen, with lots of storage and worktop space. Not solely used for family life, our client is also an avid cook, and teacher, who holds cookery demonstrations for a variety of audiences in her own home.

The kitchen therefore must be easy to maintain yet big enough to host family, friends and students, and be ready for a cooking demonstration at short notice!


Our client wanted a kitchen that would enable her to cook at the hob whilst not have her back to family and students, however, she didn’t like the idea of cooking on the island for the safety aspect as well as the idea of an island extractor hanging down from the ceiling and blocking the view.

Our design for the kitchen positioned an induction hob with a domino gas burner to the left (far away from the seated section) on the island, a ceiling extractor above and the glass dresser units to the left of the window.

An addition of a Griddle Plate and Tepan Yaki to help our client further develop her menu for the three-course meal, along with a combi steamer for ease of use, health and safety and enhancing the appearance of food which is ideal for a dazzling dinner party.

The wall and tall units in the Chalk Painted option kept the kitchen feeling light and airy while the glass splashbacks were colour matched to the Hartforth Blue, continuing the blue theme but using a gloss finish to give reflection and open the room up.

Budget: £20k and over

Duffield Kitchens, Serving Derby & Nottingham



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