Tonbridge Kitchen

BUDGET: £48,000

A 7 bedroomed farmhouse in Tonbridge, this large open-plan living, kitchen, dining room was created by an extension to the back of the house.  A separate scullery is housed in the original kitchen.

Kitchen Detail

The generous dimensions of the room allowed for a U shaped kitchen with large central island and custom-built ‘hanging rack’ above. The unusual open glass shelving was specially designed for the owners, who wanted the kitchen to appear separate from the living/dining areas whilst retaining the open-plan sociable feeling when entertaining guests. Beautiful Pippy Oak was used for the cabinetry with complementary brass handles.  The striking granite worktop on the island is perfectly offset by the dark aubergine hand-painted cabinets beneath. The scullery with its full height cabinets, dresser with bi-fold doors and discrete larder cupboard, displays how an impressive amount of storage can be achieved in a small space.


“I knew what I liked, but didn’t have a clear idea of what the kitchen could look like. I was very happy to be led by Tom regarding the design and appreciated that he showed real interest in my ideas and went out of his way to incorporate them.

I was very impressed by the people Lewis Alderson employ, the fitters and painter were so lovely and honest, they pointed things out during the installation that other companies may have fudged over.

They completely exceeded my expectations, by working with Tom I have ended up with a more coherent kitchen design that totally works and isn’t off the peg.

How would I describe Lewis Alderson in one sentence? ‘It’s their completeness of service, nothing is too much trouble, the people they employ, the quality of their work – it just works’