The Richmond is a traditional shaker in-frame kitchen in every sense—from the solid Oak herringbone floor that the cabinets sit upon, to the plaster coving that surrounds the room—connected together by elegant hand-painted cabinetry.
The house, a new build, was treated by its owners to the finest craftsmanship throughout, using many traditional features such as sash windows, continuous handrails on stairs and a webbed fanlight front door.
Integrating Modern Comforts
So when the time came for the kitchen, the brief remained the same: traditional craftsmanship using authentic materials while integrating modern comforts.
The overmantle, while similar in shape to others, has a toned down detail which keeps it true to its tradition.
Using elegant curves and simple ogee mouldings, it remains a dominant centrepiece in this symmetrical design.
Communal Seating Space
While the palette here is mostly soft, the island provides a deep contrast of colour to an otherwise serene room.
Fitted mostly with drawers for ease of use in this busy household, the island also serves as a communal space with a seated side where interaction is possible while meals are prepared.
It was a pleasure to work with Declan Sexton & Sons from start to finish when designing and fitting our kitchen. The quality of cabinetry and attention to detail meant it was a delight to go back to Sexton & Sons for other items for our home. Our much-admired kitchen really is the heart of our home now. - Emma & James
Dovetailed Serving Trays
With symmetry foremost in the designer’s mind, a set of solid oak bespoke dovetailed serving trays are centrally integrated under the window to break up this run of cabinetry—providing both function and form to this traditional design.
The upper glass cabinets, accent lit with warm-white LED ribbon lighting, provide a comforting twilight in the evening when the room is not in full use.
The bespoke details of your kitchen are what make it special and Declan Sexton & Sons are on hand to help you plan, create and fit the perfect combination of kitchen features to your space. Check out the features below that can really make your kitchen special.
With your bespoke kitchen design in mind, we’re on hand to recommend and advise on the latest appliances to fit seamlessly into your dream kitchen; from ovens to fridges and dishwashers. Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen Work Surfaces
Choosing a worktop material for your bespoke kitchen is so important as it has to complement your kitchen in colour and texture whilst also being fit for purpose. Whether your preference is for wood, stone, glass or metal, we have a specialist on hand. Work Surfaces
Taps & Sinks
With a broad range of taps and sinks available, we’ll help you pick the perfect one for your kitchen. Whether it’s a Belfast sink or Quooker boiling water tap that you’re looking for, we have the solution that best suits your design. Kitchen Taps & Sinks
Choice of handles can impact hugely on the finished product. Time spent choosing the correct handle will enhance, individualise and complement your customised piece of furniture. We have a vast selection of handles, knobs and drawer pulls for you to choose from. Kitchen Handles
We all have different taste when it comes to deciding the colours we want in our home. At Declan Sexton & Sons, our vast experience means that we have the knowledge to advise you on the best colours to bring into your kitchen, and even help you with unique bespoke colour mixes if necessary. Kitchen Colours
Functionality is at the forefront of our pantry designs followed closely by aesthetic form. With a range of layout and storage options, materials and finishes, we ensure that this combination of practicality and presentation both compliments and enhances your kitchen space. Kitchen Pantry Design
A kitchen island can be an essential part of any modern kitchen design. Islands create a bespoke centre piece for your kitchen, where family and friends can gather, while also encompassing storage or a new workspace. We tailor your ideas to create the perfect island. Kitchen Islands
We design your kitchen to provide you with beautiful storage options suitable to your needs, space and ergonomic limitations. Whether it’s traditional dovetail drawers, innovative storage, compact chopping boards or aesthetically pleasing displays, our bespoke handmade cabinetry will surpass your expectations. Kitchen Storage
Building the perfect handcrafted laundry space takes planning and expert skills. That’s why we love what we can do for people as they convert or renovate their home to include a specific space to suit their needs. Kitchen Laundry & Bootrooms