Mediterranean Style Kitchen
The kitchen had two original features - the hood connecting to a chimney allowing natural ventilation, and a stone sink. The latter was very rustic, very damaged, positioned very low and the wrong width - it had to go. The naturally ventilated silent hood, was kept to ensure all vapour from wet areas would find its way up the chimney 24/7.
The wall tiles chosen are Faience de Salernes - a traditional local hand made tile with very subtle tones. Carrara Marble worktop was chosen to add to the 'Mediterranean' feel.
The drawers and knobs add to the cheerfulness of this kitchen. Opposite the worktop an old kitchen Italian table - formerly used for pasta making with a Carrara Marble top. The table was positioned against the wall separating the lounge into which an opening was made to connect the two volumes. The door to the lounge, not a period feature, was chucked.