Case Study: Private Home, Findon
A soft and inviting contemporary kitchen was the brief for Ashley Jay Ltd, for a recently completed project in Findon Village, with Caesarstone 4023 Topus Concrete quartz worktops a cornerstone of the design.
For the owners of this West Sussex home, the ambition was for a modern, sleek kitchen with functionality at its core, while also being a soft, warm and inviting space. As Sarah Lowrie, designer at Ashley Jay, explained:
“The client wanted a neutral coloured kitchen with warmth. They felt that the popular choices of grey and white were a little cold for them, but they wanted to keep the space modern and bright.”
Given this requirement, Sarah designed the space around the warm putty tones of Topus Concrete, from Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection of industrial inspired worktop designs.
“I felt that Caesarstone’s Topus Concrete worktop design would work so well for the clients because the rough concrete patina is modern and fresh”, said Sarah about the choice of surface. “The pinkish hue is much softer than other industrial grey concrete finishes available.”
The homeowners fell in love with the colour palette from the first meeting with Ashley Jay, and the subtle blush undertones of the kitchen worktops offered a contemporary aesthetic to the scheme, in line with the growing trend for pastels in interiors. This fresh, modern appeal was carried through the project with the choice of sleek, handless cabinetry. Nuanced under cabinet lighting builds on the bright and airy ambience.
As usability of the kitchen was key for the clients, Ashley Jay’s layout comprises of a peninsular design, with increased work and additional storage for the homeowners, whilst creating space for the clients’ dining table. The design was finished with bespoke details including a glazed worktop-mounted display unit, internal corner drawers and an extracting Bora hob for the ultimate functionality.
The homeowners were delighted with the support and expertise offered by the Ashley Jay team throughout the process:
“Sarah and Paul were delightful to deal with and painstaking in their patience and professionalism from initial discussions through to completion, with a very hands-on approach during installation and fantastic after-care to ensure everything was exactly as we wanted.”
The compliments extended to the choice of the Caesarstone worktops, Sarah revealed: “The clients love the durability of the work surface as well as the subtle surface pattern and matt textured finish. In fact, they love it so much they keep asking me to keep it a secret from future clients!”