We really wanted a range cooker as we love to cook and entertain but were concerned our kitchen was too small and that it would dominate and look out of proportion.
The kitchen was really dark and old fashioned and the units took up too much space as did the fridge freezer so we moved that into another room which made a huge difference and allowed us to plan in a decent size range cooker.
When choosing the range it had to be beautiful given it would be the focal point and so we were really pleased when we found the vintage one from De’Longhi as the styling was spot on. The fact that it came in a matt grey was also really appealing as it provides the perfect contrast to the white units and really lifts the scheme.
We were pleasantly surprised by the price too and had actually planned to spend more but when saw how sturdy it is coupled with its good looks, the decision was easy.