Home style - choosing a kitchen to fit the style of your home

Home style - choosing a kitchen to fit the style of your home

There are many factors to consider when choosing a kitchen to fit with the style of your home. The details and styling we use at Middleton can even be blended to create an eclectic feel.

The beauty of a truly bespoke kitchen is that nothing should be standard. At Middleton we use specific architectural details, but nothing is from a set range. We make each of our kitchens as individual pieces of furniture for your home.

 

Choosing your style for:

Period Homes

In period home projects, we pride ourselves on delivering a kitchen that sits as part of the architecture, as if has always been there. A bespoke kitchen will help to overcome many of the individualities and foibles of a period home, such as wobbly floors or uneven walls. Not everything in a period home is uniform; you have to work with the fabric of the house.

The craft doesn’t stop at the workshop. Our craftsmen also install your kitchen for best finish and have many clever ways to overcome any on-site challenges that these beautiful homes can present.

 

Cabinet details

When designing cabinetry for period homes, it’s important to take inspiration from classical orders of architecture and the joinery details that are in the property.

The classic Middleton kitchen has an angled bead detail on the doors, sitting well within period homes by complementing joinery commonly present on windows and traditional doors in homes of distinct periods, such as Georgian, Edwardian or Victorian.

The beaded frame detail and rounded drawer edges add character to the new kitchen cabinetry. We tend to use bolder, more compact moulding in period homes as this complements the plasterwork details of these eras.

Colours

Period home colour schemes should take their lead from heritage colours. In a Georgian property with large windows, bold and strong colours work brilliantly. Whereas in a cottage with beams and low ceilings, soft and warm neutrals tend to set the scene.

A period townhouse can be a fabulous setting for statement combinations, with high ceilinged architecture acting as the perfect backdrop for our classic Middleton cabinetry.

The Period Brief 

Hampton Mews House, Classic Middleton Kitchen
 

Colour

Cabinetry - Mylands of London Messel, Walls Mylands St Clements

Stone Counter Top

Carrara Marble

Appliances

Lancanche Rully Cooker in white,

Liebherr fully integrated Fridge Freezer

Miele Fully integrated dishwasher

Tap

Perrin and Rowe Ionian in Aged Brass

Sink

Middleton Hand-beaten Copper Sink

Floor

Middleton Limestone floor

 

Country Homes

Living in the country is both rewarding and challenging. A kitchen really is the heart of the home, a place for everyone to congregate for warmth and comfort. Country properties vary in style and often are of a particular period.

Cabinet details

In a country home, our cabinet detailing is both practical and beautiful. For a softer look that’s easy to clean, we often use a rounded bead on our doors. This soft detail on the doors works in conjunction with traditional bead and butt paneling on the exposed sides of the cabinet, for an extra hardwearing finish.

Drawer edges in our country kitchens are usually rounded to complement the door details. We tend to use a decorative tall country moulding, which adds detail to this traditional look.

Colours

Within a country house, natural colours work well to seat the house in its surroundings. Soft neutral, buff and earthy tones on the cabinetry are effective in creating a timeless welcoming feel. It’s a good idea to consider darker colours at the low level to allow for passing wellies and Labradors!

The Country Brief

Surrey Country House, Middleton Country Kitchen
 

Colours

Cabinetry - Farrow and Ball Charleston Grey (larder armoire and baker’s table) and London Stone (pan drawers and sink sideboard)

Counter Tops

Carrara Marble and English Oak

Appliances

Dual Control 3 oven AGA with module in Navy

Siemens fully integrated undercounter fridge

Miele Fully integrated dishwasher

Tap

Perrin and Rowe Ionian in Pewter

Sink

Villeroy and Boch Farmhouse sink

Floor

Reclaimed Oak Floor

 

Modern homes

For a contemporary setting, the kitchen should become the backdrop to the architecture of the home. The kitchen is usually within a large open plan space with statement glazing, floor and finishes. The design should be simple, refined and clean.

Cabinet details

In the modern Middleton kitchen - to create a simple, fresh look - the details are square and plain. The doors are pure shaker, with no bead detail and square frames.

Cabinetry is either open legged, or with a simple skirting to the floor. This achieves a utilitarian look, almost two-dimensional in profile while possessing the same quality, craftsmanship, and personal details as our classic and country styles.

The modern Middleton kitchen sets the stage for contemporary British life to unfold within.

Colours

Statement colours, such as black not traditionally used in the kitchen and walls painted in the same shade, create a dramatic backdrop. Contrast in colours help to zone the cooking area in large open plan spaces and seat the cabinetry within the space.

The Modern Brief

West Sussex Contemporary Barn, Modern Middleton Kitchen

  Colours

Cabinetry- Long AGA sideboard and Larder Armoires- Mylands of London Blackout, Island- Mylands of London Messel, Walls Mylands St Clements, and Mylands of London Messel,

Stone Counter Top

Bianco Eclipse Quartzite and book matched English Oak

Appliances

Dual Control 3 oven AGA in white,

Gorenge fully integrated Fridge Freezer

Fisher and Paykel Dishdrawer

Tap

Perrin and Rowe 3 IN 1 Phoenix in Pewter

Sink

Kohler Under mounted Stainless Steel

Floor

Middleton White Ash floor

 

 

 

 

 

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