Case Study: Pheasant Barn
When looking for the perfect kitchen cabinet hardware and electrical plates and sockets, the owners of Pheasant Barn wanted to purchase all their ironmongery and electrical fixtures and fittings from one supplier. Someone who could offer professional advice and a quick and efficient delivery – step in Yorkshire Architectural Hardware.
A 200-year-old, Grade II listed barn demands sympathetic modernisation, ensuring that period features are retained, whilst, incorporating a contemporary interior in keeping with family life.
Having already made the most of the original architectural features (such as gothic windows and exposed brickwork), when it came to renovating their kitchen, it was important to the owners of Pheasant Barn that the additions added to the barns overall agricultural aesthetic. All this, whilst still giving the space a fresh contemporary feel.
To do this, all of the cabinet ironmongery and electrical fittings were in an aged brass finish. Aged brass is a popular choice for bringing warmth to a space whilst still harking back to more authentic and rustic origins.
The cabinetry has been both painted and left exposed to reveal the texture of the oak grain. This adds interest and breaks up the dark blue of the painted cabinetry to bring further light into the kitchen and offer a more rustic feel.
The kitchen drawers feature the Cabinet Drawer Pulls for a traditional, heritage feel. Meanwhile, the cupboards are fitted with ergonomically pleasing Victorian Oval Cabinet Knobs – simple and sleek for a fuss-free finish. The aged brass unites the different styles of cabinet pulls, whilst the various shapes offer interest and break up any sense of monotony by moving your eye around the interior.
The electrical plates also feature an aged brass finish. These are Beautifully off-set against the white quartz work surfaces, providing a striking contrast to the dark blue and natural wood finish of the cabinetry. The polished work-tops reflect light and work in synchronicity with the south-facing gothic barn windows to illuminate the space inside.
When modernising any space, it is always a challenge to strike a balance between the new and old. But when the architecture is of historical importance, we owe it our heritage to honour these original design features. The owners of Pheasant Barn have done this with triumph, celebrating the authentic features of what was once an agricultural building and selecting a range of architectural hardware to complement this.