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A Victorian Rectory

The Victorians built such wonderfully high ceilings, providing us with the opportunity to build towering cupboards.

The Larder presented itself as a commanding arrangement and sat comfortably within this spacious room, providing storage for integrated refrigeration, dry food and kitchen hardware. The tall wall cupboards either side of the main column open to reveal concealed working areas for toaster, kettle and microwave with shelving above.

Although not always necessary, it was important position the sink centrally to the window. The elegant Normandy sink was the obvious choice; lovely and wide but not too high. The sink cupboard is bordered by two identical sized cupboards, one concealing an integrated dishwasher and the other an integrated bin.The drawer cabinet to the left provided storage for everyday cutlery, crockery and pans.

We introduced two shallow cupboards to border the cooker, finished above with a simple Mantle. The existing arched recess to the right of the Range provided a perfect place to store and display glasses and china. We used chicken with instead of glass for the door panels.

The window seat provided a pretty place to sit with a hinged seat lid to access a hidden storage area.

The window seat

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