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Farmhouse Project

We recently completed a kitchen renovation for one of our existing clients at their beautiful farmhouse. This is how it looked before we worked out magic on it!

We started by taking out the chimney breast where the AGA was to open up this space & allow for more cabinetry. We also knocked out a large recess in the left wall to allow for further cabinetry to be sunken in. 

As with many older farmhouse style homes, this room lacked natural light & so we started by adding in a new window opening & increasing the size of the existing 2x openings before fitting new bespoke wooden windows, handmade in our workshop. This instantly allowed light to flood through in to this space whilst also showing off the stunning countryside views outside. To add interest & character our clients requested curved reveals which our plasterers perfected – we love how they turned out!

We also dug out the very unlevel floor (again a perk of older homes!) & added in electric underfloor heating which was then linked to solar panels for sustainable energy. 

The original doorway to the utility room was very low (so much so our clients had a ‘mind your head’ sign!) which we raised & fitted a new bespoke door. 

After plastering & painting, the oak engineered flooring was fitted.

The kitchen was handmade in our workshop by our talented joiner Paul, before then being transported to it’s new home & expertly installed. The kitchen then recieved it’s final coat of paint & touch ups in in Farrow & Ball ‘Off White No3’.

Our clients went for an oak worktop for the kitchen island which was installed & oiled. However for contrast, they decided to go with a poured concrete finish for the run of units along with the window boards which was a first for Benjamin Henry Limited!

After providing a range of samples, they went with an ‘off white’ colour. This particular surface is a ‘cast in place’ mix which means you make a frame using reinforced mesh then pour in the concrete before allowing it to set. The frame is removed before sanding/buffing/sealing. This means you get no joins unlike other materials such as stone or laminate. It is also extreamly strong. Our client wanted a rustic & natural finish rather than smooth which was achieved. 

Our electrical team, Benjamin Henry Electrics, added in new spotlights throughout as well as 2x feature pendants over the island to really brighten up this space. They also repositioned & fit sockets & switches around the new layout. 


The new appliances were fit including a range cooker, integrated fridge & 2x sinks with an instant hot water tap. 

One of the features in this kitchen is the open shelving across the two windows which frames the range cooker & extractor hood beautifully. This allows for additional storage space as well as the perfect spot for our client to show off her impressive collection of plants, crockery & glassware. Our electrical team made these pop by installing LED lighting underneath for a real statement & provides soft mood lighting in the evenings. 

In the new recess we created within the left wall, we built a bespoke sideboard to compliment the kitchen. We added a floating shelf above with mirrored backing to bounce light around & give the illusion of more space.

Here’s how it looks now!

This kitchen is now truly the heart of this home & we’re proud of how it’s turned out. If you’re looking for a bespoke kitchen &/or any of the work completed here, please do get in touch. 

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