Small space, big impact

“My daughter and I enjoy baking together and use it as a time to chat and catch up with each other at the end of the day.”

Discover the Vintage Cooker

About the owners: A product designer with a busy young family who enjoy cooking and baking together.

Project: Full refurbishment of a small outdated kitchen

Kitchen budget: £8K

Style: Rustic modern

Design scheme: Solid wood cabinets from Wickes’ Milton range in midnight colourway and with brass handles, solid wood work tops and stainless-steel finishing touches and accessories.

De’Longhi range cooker: Modern style, double cavity, stainless steel, dual fuel (gas hob and electric multifunction oven plus grill), 90cm wide

The challenge
We wanted to turn our rather compact and tired old kitchen into a stylish modern space with plenty of storage and most importantly, room for a range cooker.

When researching which cooker to buy, it was as much about aesthetics as it was function in order to add character and warmth.
As a product designer who has worked in the range cooker industry for many years, and having visited the De’Longhi factory in Italy, I had all the information I needed to make an informed choice.

The cooker we chose is perfect as whilst being modern, it isn’t overly sleek and architectural so brings a homely feel to our kitchen. The build quality is good and we use the functions of both ovens more than we initially thought we would.

It hasn’t really changed what we cook as we cooked and baked a lot any way but it has made making food considerably easier and much less of a chore.
With regard to installation we were lucky in that we already had the required electrical and gas supply and delivery from De’Longhi was faultless.