The wall cabinets installed either side of the fireplace were all custom fitted. They had to be cut down to size to avoid interfering with the larder door. Each unit was cut to a different depth to overcome large variations in the existing walls. The whole room was plastered to achieve a good decorated finish but the intention was not to make the walls true as this was considered a valuable feature.
An offcut from the oak worktops was used to make a shelf above the fireplace.
White Dulux Trade Acrylic Eggshell was used for the woodwork and doors. The doors were old and had many surface imperfections. This added to the character of the room but it wouldn't have worked to highlight these by using a gloss or oil based eggshell. Acrylic or water based eggshells as they are also referred to have a low sheen finish which was ideal in this situation.
The walls were painted with Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion in Matchstick. The modern emulsion has a slight sheen which makes it more washable and suited to a kitchen environment.
The floor and walls were tiled with natural marble and provided a finish that complimented the rest of the property. They were sealed to bring out the natural beauty of the tile and to provide protection from stains. This process makes it easy to clean the floors as dirt does not get ground into the tiles.
Hamilton Antique Brass fascias were used for the wall and light sockets. The antique tap was supplied by Howdens and to finish the look the grille in the middle of the 3 doors in the dining area was replaced with a brass mesh.