Read about Andy and Juliet’s calm, simple and atmospheric new kitchen, from Our Plain English Collection.
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The Perfect Design
Andy and Juliet wanted a calm, simple and atmospheric kitchen design for their new build Dublin home. After a visit to Newcastle Design the couple knew they would be able to deliver exactly what they desired.
‘Our previous kitchen was a bespoke design. It was beautiful but as we were building a new home we knew we wanted something special for the new kitchen,’ explains Juliet.
‘We visited quite a few kitchen showrooms but what we saw at Newcastle Design was exactly what we wanted. Our architect Paul Brazil from Brazil and Associates in Dublin was very involved in helping us decide what would suit our home overall while Ronan the designer from Newcastle Design, began to draw us up a brief that would work for our new kitchen. Ronan was very helpful with his suggestions and had a lot of input in the overall design.’
After the initial consultation, Andy and Juliet chose a Newcastle Plain English hand painted kitchen which is beautifully designed with intricate detailing. There are a lot of unique features from its mixture of framed doors to non-framed doors and the subtle mix of door styles and window features. There are also thin mullions (the vertical element which forms a division between units) to the unique tiled splashback and 55mm thick leather finish quartz worktops sourced by Newcastle Design.
So was their anything that the couple knew they wanted in their new kitchen? ‘We knew we wanted plenty of good storage space and an island which gives a free standing feel to it hence the electrical feed for it had to run up though its support leg to hide it from view, we also wanted an overall theme of simple yet inviting to the room and not to clinical which again Paul Brazil, ourselves and Ronan worked really well together to achieve.’
There were no major changes along the way from the initial design presented to the couple. The project was created by excellent talent and skill and this is reflected in the final bright and beautifully designed kitchen.
The biggest challenge was getting the colour to complement the polished concrete floor and creating a hob surround with elegance and simplicity along with is very unique tiled splash-back as Ronan felt putting the quartz on it in this colour would be a shade heavy. Newcastle Designs’ colour consultant was also very clever in coordinating the colour of cabinetry, worktops and room colours to complement the beautiful floor.
Newcastle Design supplied the appliances including a fridge-freezer that was destined for the Australian market with specific features not available here. Ronan again used his contacts in Liebherr to have this fridge-freezer delivered on time and on budget.
Juliet concludes, ‘We both really enjoy the kitchen, it is so spacious and functions perfectly for us. The prompt service from the whole Newcastle Design team was really excellent. The final design is just great and we are so happy with it. We really recommend a visit to the Newcastle Design gallery and showroom in Wicklow and have sent many friends in their direction already just as we were highly recommended at our early stages.’