Space was at a premium in this seaside retreat, so we worked with the original features and open-plan nature of the space to provide a compact kitchen solution.

This apartment by the sea is the weekend getaway for this London-based client. The property had some great original features including high ceilings, cornicing and the exposed red brick wall. We wanted to work with these features to create a minimalist kitchen.

As a single-bedroom weekend home it didn’t require a lot of storage – but what cabinetry we did have needed to be used efficiently.

Having everything at a low level makes the room feel larger, and shows off the best of its features. We installed handmade in frame Shaker cabinets, painted in Little Greene Deep Space and French Grey, and used polished nickel knobs and a light ‘ice blue’ natural granite worktop.