Sola Kitchens are shortlisted for the Kitchen over £50,000 award

Sola Kitchens have been shortlisted for the Kitchen over £50,000 award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.

This hand painted, solid wood kitchen is like a fresh spring morning with its light colour scheme and touches of white stained oak. The kitchen is completely bespoke, and is handcrafted in Sweden to the exact specifications of the client, using only the very best materials. The cabinetry is made of solid wood, the doors are solid ash that has been hand painted on site and all the interior and wood drawers are made in white stained oak which adds to the luxurious feel of the kitchen.


The original kitchen was dark and cramped and the client’s brief was to create a light and spacious kitchen with plenty of storage and workspace for the whole family. The main design issue was a large pillar in the middle of the room, which could not be moved. The designers came up with the idea to incorporate the pillar in the island and built the island partly around it so that it became an integrated part of the breakfast bar area rather than a freestanding pillar.


The client also needed a desk area with additional storage in the adjacent living room. Sola Kitchens designed a spacious desk space in the same range as the kitchen but painted in a slightly different colour to make the distinction between the two rooms. The fact that the kitchen is now feeling so light and fresh, and also the beautiful colour scheme of the white/ blue and the whitestained solid oak details in the drawers and trays. The kitchen feels so much larger and more spacious and at the same time having more storage and workspace.