Mackintosh Timeless Shaker Kitchen near Ilminster, Somerset
This design using a Mackintosh Timeless Shaker primed door is a favourite. Choosing to hand-paint our Mackintosh kitchen cabinetry really compliments the hub of the home in this beautiful converted mill. Selecting the right colour palette to give heft to the exposed natural honey-coloured Hamstone wall was our starting point. The all electric Total Control Aga takes centre stage in the kitchen design with the convenience of 3 ovens and 2 hotplates being individually controlled to coincide with warm spells of weather and fewer people to cook for. Yet the option to still enjoy an ambient heat related to a traditional Aga during colder months is still very much a feature of these modern cookers. This particular appliance really suits the clients’ lifestyle; with a love for cooking and the beauty of being greeted by a cosy warmth after long periods of time spent outside running a small holding.
The design maintains a traditional feel with the solid oak worktops, oak drawer boxes, vintage Belfast and Aga. We used the windows to our advantage by painting them white to allow your eye to be taken beyond the kitchen, into the garden and over the adjoining farmland. Glass splash-backs colour matched to Farrow and Ball paint gives a fresh take on tiled areas. The Fisher and Paykel French door fridge-freezer offers chilled and filtered water and generous storage facilities. A Quooker Fusion Flex provides instant boiling water and a pull-out hose for rinsing home grown vegetables and large Aga trays. The double dishwasher drawers work independently should there only be 2 for dinner. Rooms sometimes feel unfinished without layers of interest. Fortunately, our client has fabulous, well-chosen pieces including oil paintings and seating which completes the overall look.