Bespoke Plywood Kitchen: Barn Conversion, Portmellon, Cornwall

The Cornish Cabinet & Joinery team recently finished a custom handmade kitchen installation for a renovated barn conversion in Portmellon, Cornwall.

Unique Kitchen Design in Cornwall: Blending Historical Charm with Modern Functionality

We wanted to design a unique kitchen to complement our client’s stunning barn conversion that has recently been refurbished. With such high ceilings, each piece of furniture needed to be handmade. During our initial discussions, we learned that our client is a keen baker, so we also wanted to include an area where all of the baking equipment and ingredients were easily accessible. In addition to being a practical space, it has been designed to serve as a social and family hub.

Fulfilling our client’s brief for their Converted Barn Kitchen Design Project

We wanted to design a unique kitchen to complement our client’s stunning barn conversion that has recently been refurbished. With such high ceilings, each piece of furniture needed to be handmade. During our initial discussions, we learned that our client is a keen baker, so we also wanted to include an area where all of the baking equipment and ingredients were easily accessible. In addition to being a practical space, it has been designed to serve as a social and family hub.

Describing the Kitchen Space

The main space is wide, with high vaulted ceilings and bright. In order to make the space functional as a whole, we had to create a beautiful, practical kitchen with a lot of storage without dominating the space. 

With such high ceilings, all of the measurements were non-standard.

Our choice of bespoke finishes for the kitchen cabinetry and surfaces

Our goal was to design a contemporary kitchen with a timeless appeal that not only met practical needs but also exuded a playful, family-friendly ambience.

The light and space in the Portmellon kitchen allowed for tall larders and overhead storage, showcasing features such as tambour units, reeded glass doors, edge-lit glass shelving and under cabinet strip LED lighting. We specified Boscastle In-Frame for the door style, with a Lacquered Ply finish for an elegant look and feel.

Kitchen Design elements we think make this project so successful

When you consider the reeded glass, tambour units, worktop-to-ceiling cupboards, recessed lighting and quartz worktop, we’re delighted with the whole feel and finish of this one-off kitchen design.

Tambour Worktop Dresser Units in our kitchen design

At the forefront of our minds from inception to completion was the client’s passion for baking. As such, the tambour unit contains an electrical socket with the food processor plugged in. This offers incredibly easy access via a pull-out, with all ingredients delicately stored on the shelves above for easy access and a homely aesthetic. The island unit functions as a storage solution, informal dining area, and a practical workspace for food preparation.

Cornish Cabinet & Joinery’s craftsmanship

Living in such a breathtaking area surrounded by the picturesque Cornish landscape is truly fortunate. We draw inspiration from the colours and materials that Cornwall has to offer. Our cabinets are each handcrafted in our workshop in Par, so they tend to be more traditional shaker style. What we’re not about are the typical high gloss, German-manufactured kitchens that you’ll find in most showrooms.

Our kitchens are built to last a generation. They are solid hardwood and are beautiful – look out for our signature logo stamp. However, if a client prefers a more contemporary feel while still using wood, we can incorporate this into our designs, as every kitchen we make is handcrafted and truly bespoke.

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Contact Cornish Cabinet & Joinery

For more information about our bespoke, handcrafted kitchens, contact via telephone on 01726 432 455 or email us at enquiries@cornishcabinet.com.

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