KBSA: Edinburgh kitchen transformation

Written by KBSA - 24 May 2017

Built in the 90s, this Edinburgh home was by no means old - but the owners felt it didn’t fulfil their lifestyle needs.

Wanting a more contemporary layout, the owners added large, full height windows to the rear of the property. This opened the space to the garden and created more light in the main living space.

Working with Murray Property (Scotland) Ltd. on the renovations, the owners chose Callum Walker Interiors to help transform their living space.

The brief was for something much fresher with functionality at the heart of it. While they wanted to modernise the room, they didn’t want anything overly modern that would look at odds with the rest of the house. The kitchen had to be unique and individual whilst having warmth and character. Storage was another important consideration, as was the space to enjoy the room as a family.

Working with designer Tracy Walker-Lewis, they chose walnut cabinetry to flow with the rest of the house. The Dekton ceramic worktops and splashback were chosen to compliment the walnut tones. The marble effect of the work surface is emphasised by the tones of grey that run throughout the kitchen scheme and creates a very luxurious look. In addition, the knee spaces on the island are lined with fabric for a fully customised finish.

As the owners like to entertain, they asked for a large island that could accommodate up to eight seats. With its two inbuilt wine fridges, sink, storage and work space, Tracy designed the island to act as a totally functional social hub in the room.

Fitting the Miele coffee machine and combi-microwave to sit flush on the wall behind the cooker helps to maintain the clean lines of the room and maximised the surface space. A larder room, hidden behind a secret door, off the kitchen takes care of any surplus storage needs.

The home owner said: “The kitchen required a complete transformation, making it part of the living space and opening up to the garden.”

“We approached Callum Walker with a simple brief: we had key appliances we wanted to incorporate, the kitchen had to have a secret room and we wanted a wow island. We felt Tracy understood our ideas and delivered.”

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