About This Project


This chic, contemporary open-plan kitchen, complete with a coffee station and wet bar, is the ultimate party kitchen ready to host all the special occasions.

Our clients wanted a big, sociable, family kitchen in a handleless contemporary style. The Mereway Futura range was the obvious choice.

It is a true handleless kitchen in a Cashmere gloss with brushed brass grip rails and a bronze glass splashback. This soft cashmere colour with brass and gold accents across the whole space gives the kitchen a luxurious and effortlessly elegant ambience.

This is the second Mereway kitchen for our clients, and with this one, they were keen to create something more glamorous, sociable and kitted out for an experienced cook in the family. They wanted a sleek, true handleless design incorporating a large breakfast bar seating six people.

The first layout change was the position of the hob. Previously, it was on the back wall, so this was swapped with the sink in the new design. With a kitchen designed for entertaining, having the hob on the island is a much more sociable way to cook.

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Having discussed initial ideas with a local interior designer, our clients wanted a more neutral and tranquil colour scheme than used elsewhere in the home. It is a colourful, stylish home, but they really wanted this space to feel different. In addition, they wanted to make the most of all the glazing and natural light to enjoy the views of the garden.

Feeling connected to the garden was an important element of the brief and the bronzed glass splashback not only adds glamour, it offers beautiful reflections of the garden whether you’re at the sink, the island or the wet bar.

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Tying in with the whole aesthetic is the veined Torano Light quartz worktop with the elegant and shapely Sharknose edging. It is the perfect complement to the flooring, colour scheme and luxurious velvet bar stools.

The wet bar was an equally important element in the design of this kitchen. The glamourous scheme is continued, but it’s a totally practical space, too, with a full height, dual zone wine fridge, beer fridge, mixer tap and sink (also in gold brass, of course).

Key Appliances

The appliance set-up was key to the design. The kitchen was planned with an experienced cook in mind and family life to accommodate. It is now ready for the biggest family get-togethers with two NEFF ovens and a combi oven with a warming drawer, a NEFF induction hob, plus a separate gas hob with a powerful extractor.

“We love how light and large the space now feels.”

The Client, East Grinstead

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This kitchen is working hard all the time, so it is kitted out with two dishwashers to keep on top of things! The beautiful gold brass sinks are from The 1810 Company, and the statement Quooker tap in the main kitchen is a Quooker PRO3 Fusion Round in patinated brass.

The La Sommelière wine fridge is a nod to our client’s French heritage and ensures this kitchen is ready to entertain at a moment’s notice!

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Has this glamorous family kitchen inspired your ideas for handleless designs? Book a design consultation by calling us on 01737 906074 or by emailing info@painesandgray.co.uk.