Friday, 20 December 2013

Merry Christmas From All At Planet!

Well we've made it to the end of another busy year!

We've been lucky enough to be involved in some wonderful projects this year and we'd like to thank all our clients for their valued custom.

Today (Friday) is our last working day in the showroom, we will then be closed over the entire Christmas period and return on the 6th January.

So all that's left to do is to wish you all a very

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

See you in 2014!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sleek and Contemporary Family Kitchen

We have a beautiful contemporary kitchen for you today.

The owners had the existing kitchen area extended to create a large kitchen / entertaining area with sliding folding doors to the garden. The brief was to design a sleek and very modern space with plenty of storage to keep the kitchen area as uncluttered as possible. To achieve this look we used white high gloss Parapan doors with inset handles with dark grey Quartz worksurfaces and stainless steel appliances. 

The scheme is based around a multi level central island area which incorporates a supporting column which needed to be retained. The feature ceiling downstand mirrors the island shape below and houses lighting and services for this area.

An integrated wine fridge and Zip Tap sit at the end of the island which makes for easy access when entertaining.

The bank of Siemens appliances which sit in full height cabinets are a stunning backdrop to the kitchen and the high gloss Parapan doors reflect the light beautifully.

Below you can see the island in more detail with it's different levels of worksurface, having the cooking and preparation area on a lower level combined with the column keeps cooking clutter out of guests view. We also created a feature display area within the column which also allows for a better outlook whilst at the sink area. 

Keeping to the minimalistic theme, the sink is inset with an integral drainer and modern angular tap and the hob is flush fitted within the worktop.

A discreet flush fitted pop-up socket below is a must have for any island. 

As you can see below this one has 3 sockets and is ideal for powering kitchen appliances or laptops.

The Zip Tap below is another feature in the island and provides boiling and chilled filtered water.

As the client requested plenty of storage, many of the cabinets house internal drawers which offer numerous storage combinations.

The sleek stainless steel Elica extractor is recessed into the ceiling downstand and fits with the contemporary design of this kitchen beautifully.

We hope you enjoyed looking around this contemporary kitchen with us. We'd love to know what you think?

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Beautiful Period Home Refurbishment

We've got an exciting project to show you today!

We were asked to provide the furniture throughout this newly remodelled period house and we knew that the result was going to be stunning as the property belonged to a retired architect. We were involved at an early stage, which is always great as we can influence the design to make the best of the available space.

The brief for the kitchen was to create a simplistic and functional space for cooking, socialising and relaxing with the emphasis being on design and materials. This was achieved with a mostly white and stainless steel colour scheme against a real oak floor which gives the room warmth. 

The client wanted a focal point for the kitchen and as the house is situated in a village with beautiful woods nearby, decided to incorporate a photo of them in bluebell season, for which we provided the photography which was fun to shoot! The photo was then enlarged and applied to the wall behind the sink run with clear glass on top for protection. This really is a beautiful and unexpected way of adding colour to a neutral space and can be changed when required.

Heres a closer shot of the photograph splashback which I'm sure you'll agree looks stunning.

The kitchen is lay-on in design with hand painted shaker doors and frames with brushed stainless steel bar handles. As we were involved in the design from an early stage we were able to recess the Neff ovens and two cooks pantrys (at the back of the photo below) neatly into the kitchen wall. The doors of the cooks pantrys fold back to create maximum storage and small working areas inside. 

The work surfaces throughout are white quartz adding to the modern but understated feel and the island has beautiful stainless steel legs and supports running around it's perimeter. The Neff induction hob is flush fitted and we also designed in an integrated chopping board. As you can see below there is a cosy corner with a sofa to relax in along with seating at the far end of the island.

We also designed these handpainted bookcases in the living room either side of the beautiful fireplace. 

They are painted in shades of grey from Farrow and Ball and have cockbead detailing to each shelf and frame. 

The bookcase below also discreetly houses the T.V. 

The bi-fold doors can be opened and closed accordingly.

The client also requested a small bar area adjoined to the lounge which we thought was a really neat idea! Ideal for entertaining especially at large social gatherings.

Here's another bookcase we installed below.

And finally we designed this beautiful desk using the same detailing as the kitchen island.

We were very lucky to be involved in such a wonderful project. What do you think about the kitchen with it's bluebell splashback? Do you like the muted colour scheme used throughout? And the bar area next to the lounge? We'd love to know your thoughts.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

A Funky Open Plan Family Kitchen

Hello Again! Thanks for visiting our blog, grab a coffee and come take a look at this funky open plan kitchen with us.

The kitchen area was totally remodelled and a beautiful extension was added to the existing building, creating a wonderfully large family kitchen/ dining/ relaxing area. The furniture style is lay-on in a mixture of oak and hand painted ivory.    

The velux roof windows and bi-fold sliding doors to the garden flood the space with light and this is reflected beautifully in the surfaces throughout the area such as the black granite worktops and large grey floor tiles.

The space is softened with a corner for relaxing with two large comfy sofas positioned against a striking feature wallpaper backdrop which provided the inspiration for the colour of the accessories throughout the kitchen.

The green glass pendant lights provide a focal point and sit perfectly above the large oak dining table.


The main sink is positioned at the back of the kitchen with a handy prep sink in the island also. The clear glass splash backs are fixed over the green paint colour, providing a simple and practical way to protect the walls behind, they also help to reflect light into that part of the kitchen.

The island has a large curved overhang which enables comfortable seating on the funky high stalls. We also specified a Quooker boiling water tap here for maximum convenience.  

As the family are keen bakers we also included a cooks pantry in the design as shown below. It's a really flexible storage/ working area, the bi-fold doors that sit on the worktop can be folded back which allows for full use of the work surface inside. They are great for storing mixers, coffee machines, microwaves, bread makers etc as they can be used in their current stored position and can then just be shut away after neatly.

The kitchen is complimented by the smart stainless steel Miele appliances.

The tall larder below provides maximum dry food storage and is finished beautifully inside with the oak.

The view from the garden where the boundary between inside and out are blurred by the use of a similar floor tile in both areas.

So what do you think about this kitchen? Do you like the finishes and colours used? 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Smart Walnut & Gloss Kitchen

We've got a smart and functional kitchen to show you today. A new extension created a long kitchen space directly off the existing dining room. The client wanted a modern feel but at the same time didn't want it to look stark.

We suggested high gloss Parapan doors mixed with walnut accents to add warmth. We designed the open bookshelves in walnut too, which you can see below, the one to the right is curved and finishes off the tall furniture to that wall perfectly rather than looking at a blank end panel.

We designed in a small breakfast bar to break up the long space and as an area to perch for a coffee or glass of wine.

We were also able to house the microwave underneath too, making it practical to use but also hidden from view when initially entering the kitchen. You can see the beautiful staved walnut finish to the breakfast bar below.

The client wanted as much storage as possible so we designed the walnut dresser shown below. We added gloss doors in an aubergine colour which works well with the richness of the wood and included a stainless steel tambour door unit in the middle. Tambour units are very flexible as when open the worktop can be used for a mixer or coffee machine for example which can then just be shut away after neatly.

The modern streamline hob sits perfectly in the Caesarstone work surface and is complimented by the matching glossy black extractor above.

What do you think of this Kitchen? Do you like the modern materials used? 

Monday, 30 September 2013

Small & Stylish Handpainted Kitchen

We thought we would share a slightly different project with you today, a kitchen housed in a Victorian rental property. The Client wanted a practical and hard wearing space but still wanted it to be stylish so we designed the kitchen with this in mind.

The furniture is lay-on in style and hand painted in a beautiful subtle grey colour. The combination of solid doors and painted finish is ideal in a rental property as it can be touched up if it does get marked or scratched over time. 

The stainless steel appliances and dark granite work surface were also chosen for their durability but look great too! Although the space is small we still managed to squeeze in a staved walnut breakfast bar at the end of the sink run.

Here are a few more detailed shots.

We have worked on a variety of commercial projects including rentals, property developments, shops and offices so if you have a project you would like to discuss, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Bright and Bold Stylish Family Kitchen

We have a stunning kitchen to share with you today, one with real 'wow' factor! 

The kitchen was formed from a new extension and the Client and their grown up family wanted a social and practical area to cook, dine, entertain and relax. The kitchen is an in-frame style with cockbead detailing around the doors and end panels and curved quaded posts to the corners. The kitchen contains a mixture of earthy materials which compliment the dark oak beams throughout the space.

The Client really wanted to make a statement with the island and they were bold enough to go with a deep red paint colour which was inspired by their red Kitchen Aid! The red accent colour is repeated throughout, tying it all together beautifully as you will see below.

The stunning Mercury oven and extractor below are real statement pieces. The inspirational kitchen aid to the left of the oven.

The raised bar area is accessorized beautifully with these quirky red pendant lights and stalls.

As is the breakfast table below.

We also designed this large double dresser unit for storage of special glasses and crockery.

The worktops are Angola Silver granite mixed with planked walnut. The granite reflects the light from the large skylight above beautifully. The island includes a prep sink and an inset walnut chopping board.

These modern looking baskets in walnut and aluminium mesh were designed to store fruit and vegetables.

You can see here what a beautifully large space it is and note the timber square in the floor to the right of the picture, it's something quite special..

wait for it..

it's a wine cellar!

just stunning!

What do you think of this kitchen? Would you be brave enough to go for the bold colour? And what do you think of the hidden cellar?