Sola Kitchens Have Been Shortlisted For The Kitchen Over £25,000 Award

Sola Kitchens, are shortlisted for the “Kitchen over £25,000” award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014, with their Max project.

“The kitchen is completely bespoke, and handcrafted in solid wood in Sweden to the exact specifications of the client” explains Head Designer and Owner, Sofia Bune Strandh.

The house is a victorian property in Wimbledon which the clients extended to create a large kitchen and dining area. The client wanted a Scandinavian looking style which will last and withstand bumps and bangs from two growing boys. The cabinets are quite simple with white flatfronted doors. To add character they made the doors in ash veneer which shows the wood grain through the paint.


The clients wanted a homely feel so the choice of material and colours were crucial. The solid oak worktop on the island and cooking area, in combination with the forest themed wallpaper and warm grey and green walls creates a warmth to the kitchen. The solid oak table adds to the warmth and cosiness of the room. Sola Kitchens decided on a bespoke solid steel worktop for the sinkside with integrated sinks. This is incredibly practical and the stainless steel adds character to the space.


The stainless steel worktop was created with a 20cm tall upstand towards the dining ready to shield off the sink from the dining area without losing the feel of the openness in the room. The family wanted a “bits and bobs -drawer” for each of the family member, so they created little oak drawers with each of the family members names on the drawers.


The color scheme with the forest wallpaper and combination of oak and stainless steel, as well as the little oak drawers with the names on. The kitchen is the perfect combination between modern and traditional that the family wanted and it works really well for the client on a practical level.