The Cambridge Kitchen

The Cambridge Kitchen

“I remember the agent cooing over the swimming pool, but all I could think was what a wonderful space it would make for a massive kitchen diner with room for family and friends.” Charlie McLaughlin, homeowner

From a disused swimming pool to the hub of the home, the Cambridge kitchen was a fantastic project to get our teeth into. From insulating the old building, to filling in the pool and installing a false door, this kitchen was transformed from a disused swimming pool space to the rustic industrial kitchen that the homeowners had always desired.

With the homeowner Charlie in charge of her own catering business, the kitchen was an important place not only for family living but also for work. With various ingredients in constant use, a key requirement from the homeowners was the creation of slab doors that are incredibly easy to maintain and resist dust on the surface.

Unlike many of the kitchens you see today, each Main Company kitchen is created bespoke to the homeowners requirements. Keen to move away from the norm, we injected some industrial elements into the space, which when combined with the reclaimed oak really gave the space its own individual look.

As with many kitchens, over time they become susceptible to clutter and with a busy family life in full swing, storage was a top priority for the homeowners. From the creation of a sliding pantry door to the bespoke aluminum tambour door these simple storage solutions ensured that the worktops remained clutter free with everything in its rightful place.

The Cambridge Kitchen was featured in the November issue of Country Homes & Interiors, explore more details about the project on our website here.

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  • Making the most of all available space, these bespoke integrated bookshelves provide the perfect place for the homeowner’s extensive collection of cookbooks!
  • Tucked into the corner, rich natural wood cupboard doors conceal the morning coffee station with the collection of mugs, boxes of flavoured teas and all-important coffee machine all neatly hidden away to keep the worktops clear.
  • Complementing the classic country style of the rest of the kitchen, we love the traditional farmhouse taps in our latest project, Oxford!
  • Featuring handy extra storage and worktop space, adding an island to your kitchen provides the ultimate spot for both cooking and entertaining.
  • We’re celebrating the end of the week with fresh, seasonal greens and a generous slice of goat’s cheese for a taste of summer! Image: Pinterest
  • Introducing our latest project – Oxford! Taking inspiration from the traditional country kitchen, the Oxford project explores classic Shaker style in a relaxed colour palette.
  • It’s all in the detail. From brass to polished chrome, the handles of your cabinetry provide the final touch to complete your dream kitchen vision.
  • A classic painted finish to your cabinets can add a sophisticated and unique edge when combined with hints of reclaimed wood and statement stainless steel.
  • How about a mid-week treat of blackcurrants with caramel ice cream? Recipe from @mkarstad
  • We're delighted to unveil our brand new brochure featuring all our latest kitchen designs, head over to our website to request a copy for yourself.

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