An extensive Oak Framed Extension by local specialists Natural Structures was the starting point for the design brief for this classic painted Shaker kitchen in rural Northamptonshire. Our clients’ brief to us was to keep the design open and spacious, and to connect the new living area with the kitchen, allowing unrestricted views in to the garden beyond. To this purpose, the use of wall cabinetry had been minimised and the kitchen extraction has been cleverly recessed in to the ceiling space. Natural light levels have been enhanced with the use of an off white colour palette for the floor tiling, painted cabinetry and Silestone Quartz worktops.