Country Style with a Touch of Luxury
Completing her first major installation since lockdown, Katie Green of Heart of your Home Kitchens was delighted to help a Ribble Valley couple achieve their dream. Photography: Vanessa Fry
With their new kitchen complete, it was celebrations all round for newly engaged couple Harry and Lizzie.
“We haven’t really thought about plans for the wedding just yet,” said a delighted Lizzie, who works as a surveyor.
The couple who live in the five-bedroom farmhouse where Harry has spent all of his life and runs a successful dairy farm, decided to install a new kitchen as the old one had been in for more than three decades: “We were ready for a change,” recalls Lizzie. “The kitchen was small, it was very much a farmhouse kitchen, and it needed opening up.”
The couple were keen to use a local company and after researching ‘bespoke kitchens’, Lizzie came across Waddington-based Heart of your Home Kitchens: “I really loved the designs, especially the 1909 Collection.”
Harry and Lizzie booked an appointment to go and see Katie at Heart of your Home Kitchen’s beautiful showroom at Backridge.
“We knew what we wanted so Katie offered to visit us at the farmhouse. We showed Katie the plans in order to open up the kitchen into a spacious and homely, but luxurious living space.
“We decided to knock down a middle wall to make the space twice as big. We were keen to keep the farmhouse, ‘country style’ but with a touch of luxury.”
Local builders carried out the work on the farmhouse which is located in Thornley-with-Wheatley in the heart of the Ribble Valley countryside, knocking down the wall which created space for a beautiful kitchen and living area along with a bespoke pantry and boot room.
In the kitchen and pantry Harry and Lizzie opted for Heart of your Home Kitchens’ 1909 Ovolo Collection – an elegant shaker style design combining intricate frame detail with bespoke dovetail oak drawers.
Having bought an electric AGA for their new kitchen, Harry and Lizzie opted for cabinets in Charcoal for the island which incorporates bespoke seating and a wine cooler. For the rest of the kitchen they selected Dove Grey with brass knurled handles. On Katie’s advice they chose Shaws of Darwen farmhouse sinks and Perrin and Rowe for the gold filter and boiling water taps.
The kitchen worktops which also run through to the Dove Grey pantry are in Carerra White Marble with cladded splashbacks.
“Katie suggested a pantry which we love. It is so useful and when you open the doors everything is backlit. It’s brilliant!” says Lizzie.
“During the pandemic Katie was good at keeping in touch with updates. We were never left wondering what was happening with our installation. We would definitely recommend Heart of your Home Kitchens. We love our new kitchen!”
Katie adds: “It was a pleasure to work alongside Harry and Lizzie on their extensive renovation project and I am so pleased that they are delighted with their new kitchen.
“It was particularly rewarding for me to design and install such a stunning kitchen as our first post lockdown installation.”
Heart of your Home Kitchens
Backridge Farm Business Centre
Waddington BB7 3LQ