Case study: Traditional materials reign supreme

The island is built from solid oak. A Perrin & Rowe tap sits next to a Shaws of Darwin sink. The team at Steven Burgess also made the dining set.

The island is built from solid oak. A Perrin & Rowe tap sits next to a Shaws of Darwin sink. The team at Steven Burgess also made the dining set.

Handmade timber furniture does justice to a unique kitchen space

Adding a superb modern extension to this traditional Victorian villa in Stirling had a transformative effect on the house, opening it up and filling it with light. But the new interior the space was given has played just as important a role in the property’s new look. Peter Lyon, director and furniture designer at Steven Burgess Furniture & Interiors, who designed and crafted the kitchen that is now the focal point of the home, is justifiably proud of what had been created here. “It’s a stunning room,” he says. “It’s spacious and bright and both practical and great for entertaining.”
The clients had requested a simple, relaxed, light and airy feel to the kitchen. “They also wanted it to have a ‘furniture look’ rather than a fitted-kitchen look,” says Peter. The cabinetmakers at Steven Burgess, the Stirling-based firm that specialises in creating bespoke furniture, are well practised at making kitchens to exacting client specifications.

The doors fold back to open the room up to the garden, whose verdant shades are echoed by the green pendants and fridge.

The doors fold back to open the room up to the garden, whose verdant shades are echoed by the green pendants and fridge.

The designer’s plans

The designer’s plans

This is just a taster, you can browse the full article with more stunning photography on pages 104-105, issue 108.

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Brief To design, build and fit a kitchen-dining room in a new extension. The area, which measured 7m x 7m, had a wall of glazing to the garden, with additional natural light coming from roof windows.
Biggest challenge Access: it was difficult to reach the rear of the building. A steel skeletal structure was required for the roof and bifold doors, along with a feasibility study.
Budget £100,000 for the build, plus £40,000 for the kitchen.
Designer Steven Burgess Furniture & Interiors
Photography Colin Bell
Words Judy Diamond

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