Kitchen case study: a contemporary kitchen in a coastal Regency townhouse

Interior designer Catherine Smith relocated her kitchen into the living room space to maximise her home’s stunning coastal views

Be inspired by our kitchen case studies to come up with the best design for your new kitchen: this contemporary kitchen redesign is amongst our favourites.

kitchen window bench in a coastal townhouse

Bespoke curtains from Stitches Furnishings frame the bay window and window seat made by joiner Jeff Gorbeck. The fire surround and feature wall are painted in Canton Intelligent matt emulsion from Little Greene

When Catherine Smith and partner Simon Woplin’s bought this coastal regency townhouse, it ticked almost all of their boxes. One major problem was the state of the kitchen, and where it was in the house.

handle less kitchen units in a coastal townhouse

As many appliances as possible were integrated to create a streamlined look. The built-in single oven and combination microwave are both Siemens

Catherine used her interior design expertise to move the existing kitchen into the front drawing room – almost doubling its size. ‘Planning the kitchen was an easy process,’ she says. 

industrial style kitchen in a coastal townhouse

The sleek new design includes a Contino handleless matt anthracite oak-veneer island unit and matt platinum lacquer units, both by Leicht at Design Interiors

‘My job means I knew what I wanted, and I had my business partner on hand to advise. I’ve also built up a trustworthy team of tradespeople from past projects, which is half the battle.’

feature wall in the dining area of a coastal townhouse

La Fenice wallpaper by Erich Auerbach for Surface View provides a bold dining room backdrop. The bright yellow cables on the bespoke pendant lights from Urban Cottage Industries add a further pop of colour over the Vessel dining table from Camerich

Cost breakdown

Kitchen cabinetry: £30,000

Total: £49,000 (excluding building work)

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