Modern features…

Forgeworks Architects worked on a side return extension of a Victorian terraced house in Walthamstow, North London, to create a large contemporary kitchen space filled with light and modern features using Domus’ XL format La Roche Magnum tiles on the floor. 

Fresh, calming palette… 

The final material palette presents the fresh, calming tones of plywood along with white kitchen units, white painted bricks on the external wall, raw concrete, a smoked oak worktop and splashback, and Domus’ XL format La Roche Magnum porcelain stone tiles on the floor in a soft grey tone. The grey La Roche tiles complement the raw concrete step under the bay window and replicate the natural appeal of weathered limestone and sandstone aged by time in a hard-wearing porcelain material. The XL format size of the tiles means that the flooring has minimal grout joints, while the tiles offer high shade variation that expresses the beauty of natural stone. 

Bespoke features…

A contemporary bespoke plywood criss-cross structure under the skylights is a statement feature within the space. Plywood is used as a feature elsewhere for bespoke shelving and a seating bench under the window within the bay which doubles as extra storage, all constructed by the builder and contractor, Optimal Build. The beautiful smoked oak worktop was made by Steven Andrews Bespoke through an ammonia fuming process that darkens wood and brings out the grain pattern. This complex process means the colour continues all the way through the wood, so any scratches or scuffs can be sanded and oiled to refresh as new.

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