We are delighted to introduce our very latest accessible kitchen, a one-off design for Geoff Adams-Spink former BBC correspondent and producer, and currently Director of Adams-Spink Ltd. Mr Adams-Spink has upper limb disabilities and severely impaired vision as a result of the morning sickness drug, thalidomide. Following an injury in the 1990s, he also has chronic back pain.
Our designer Adam Thomas worked closely with Geoff over several months to create the perfect kitchen for his newly extended home; the brief called for a modern, yet timeless kitchen with good access and excellent visual cues. Geoff chose Access Matters light oak cabinets in shaker style. Dark polished granite worksurfaces were added to the scheme along with light porcelain floor tiles to highlight the edges of the worksurfaces. Blue LED plinth lighting also emphasises the perimeter of the floor and focussed task lighting improves visibility in the food preparation area of the large island unit.
An Elica Om extractor hood in black glass can be operated by remote control, as can other accessories in the room such as lighting and blinds. A cobalt blue glass splashback over the hob echoes the colour of the LED plinth lighting and provides an easy-clean surface in the hob area. Appliances are set at very precise heights to ensure good access, and discreet pullout surfaces beneath each oven allow hot dishes to be transferred safely. Neff SlideAway ovens were selected for safety, because their doors slide into a cavity beneath the oven, making cooking with a hot oven much safer with restricted reach.
Mr Adams-Spink believes that the beauty of his kitchen lies in the subtlety of the accessible features, which are not immediately apparent. For us this room is the epitome of good design; function and form in perfect harmony, and a completely bespoke solution for our client.
More images of this stunning room can be found by using this link. For more details about our unique and specialised accessible kitchen service, feel free to give us a call and arrange to meet Adam to discuss your requirements.