Preserving History With a Modern Twist: A Barbican Renovation

We recently completed a flat renovation that showcases how modern functionality can be blended with traditional design.  

We approached the kitchen design with a sympathetic mindset, ensuring that the modern functionality was seamlessly integrated while retaining as much of the original feel of the Brooke-Marine design as possible. We were able to achieve this by carefully selecting materials and fixtures that complement the existing aesthetic. 

One of the most striking features of the kitchen is the retention of some of the original fittings, which adds to the authentic feel of the space. The black rubber floor, for example, adds a touch of modernity while maintaining the historical charm of the flat. 

Another noteworthy feature of the kitchen is the reeded glass above the kitchen worktop, a nod to the glass used in the period. This addition not only adds visual interest to the space but also serves a functional purpose, reflecting light and making the kitchen feel brighter and more open. 

Retention of original fittings and the use of reeded glass

We also made much better use of space by installing a pocket sliding door. This innovative solution allows for easy access to the kitchen while also preserving the floor space, making the kitchen feel more open and spacious. 

This project demonstrates our ability to merge modern functionality with traditional design, resulting in a beautiful and functional space that is both stylish and practical. 


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