Spacious, open-plan living

In this old tithe barn, with its strong character, we wanted to create a striking, contemporary aesthetic, to offset the historic environment.

Curved kitchen design for barn restoration by Splinterworks

Bold shapes, inspired by the large space

The kitchen was originally destined to sit elsewhere in the building, but we suggested the client use the main vaulted room instead, embracing the massive dimensions to create a thoroughly open-plan living space.

Thoughtful kitchen design for large open space by Splinterworks

Thoughtful design

We identified key views and paths to see how our clients would naturally move through the space and connect socially with friends. We also wanted to ensure they could enjoy the vistas through the building and the surrounding views, by designing the cooking zone at an angle.

The striking wood veneers accentuate the design and create a unique, experimental and sculptural form.
Bespoke curved kitchen cabinets in oak for contemporary kitchen
Contemporary kitchen design for large open plan kitchen

Carefully thought out to create a logical journey

The larder is cleverly tucked in behind the fridges and freezer, keeping all food storage together. From here, food travels logically through the prep area, the ovens and hob, and finally to the dining table or the circular bar-height table via the glass serving ledge.

Hidden storage for contemporary kitchen in large open space
Curved kitchen design in barn restoration

The Trick Cabinet

Our client also wanted us to create a cabinet that allowed them to make drinks and breakfast separately from the kitchen, as well as form a TV cabinet for the adjacent room. The Trick Cabinet serves both of these roles in one unit.


Pewter cabinetry for clever discreet kitchen storage in large open plan space
Floating cabinet made in pewter showing clever discreet storage

A cabinet that floats between both spaces

The Trick Cabinet provides a breakfast servery adjacent to the main table on one side, while housing television equipment on the reverse side in the lounge. Tapered, it creates an optical illusion, making the form seem longer than it is.

Discreet TV cabinet in metal by Splinterworks
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