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KEEPING CHARACTER - The owner of this late Victorian semi in Belfast has renovated and extended to create a sociable layout without losing the original period features and unmistakable character

Consulting with kitchen designer, Glen Wright of Wrights Design House on the recommendation of a friend, the owner was immediately drawn to the 50th Anniversary collection on display in the showroom. Classic in style yet with a fresh and timeless feel, this design was the perfect fit for the newly extended kitchen footprint. ‘I restored many of the period features throughout the house, such as cornicing and large skirting boards so I wanted to create something quite classic for the kitchen, adding a contemporary feel with statement colour.’ Two colours have been chosen from the Farrow & Ball palette – a subtle grey tone, Ammonite and dark and dramatic Railings, which can be seen as the contrast colour.

50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOOT - The latest beautiful handpainted kitchen from our 50th Anniversary Collection

Elegance in abundance here in this beautiful inframe kitchen from our 50th Anniversary collection.  30mm solid wood cabinetry had been handpainted in crisp tones from Farrow & Ball.  The kitchen features solid walnut internals and dovetail drawer details. A double door bespoke pantry unit provides great accessible storage while also housing the kettle and toaster. We specified a recessed area in the ceiling to add interest, and have included ambient lighting in the shadow gap. Appliances include a premium stainless steel Brittania Range cooker.

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES - Our latest kitchen feature in Ireland's leading kitchen magazine is from our Contemporary Collection

Based on a recommendation from friends, Carol and Trevor made contact with Wrights Design House to explore their options. ‘Our kitchen was oak with coloured tiles so I was keen to go for something totally different, a really contemporary look to really transform the room.’ Dealing with designer, David Nelson of Wrights Design House, the couple talked through what they’d like to achieve from a newly designed scheme. ‘It was when David came out to the house to get a feel for the space that he suggested knocking the family room and kitchen into one. It really is unbelievable the difference this has made. David has totally reconfigured the space so create such a bright and open layout

HANDPAINTED LUXURY - Latest kitchen from our 5oth Anniversary Collection

We recently completed this stunning kitchen for a magnificent period property in Belfast. Bespoke handpainted elm in-frame kitchen with solid oak internals and dovetailed drawers – painted in Wrights Partridge Grey with Wrights Carbon Grey on the island and cocktail cabinet. The design features 30mm Silestone Lagoon surfaces with American oak breakfast bar and Grigio Imperial marble splashback.

KBB AWARDS FINALIST - This beautiful handpainted project has been selected as a Finalist at the KBB Awards 2017!!

We are thrilled to announce that this stunning handpainted kitchen, designed by Glen Wright had been selected as a Finalist in the prestigious KBB Awards 2017. The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards is a prestigious annual event celebrating its 23rd year in 2017. It rewards retailers, designers and manufacturers in the kitchen and bathroom industry and is organised by kbbreview, the sector’s leading business magazine for over 30 years. The awards are open to every kitchen company in the UK and Ireland, so to be selected as a finalist for best kitchen project is a tremendous achievement.

MODERN TRANSLATION - Our latest kitchen feature in Ireland's leading kitchen magazine is from our 50th Anniversary Collection

Ripping out the old working kitchen they inherited with the 1930s property, the couple have renovated and extended onto the rear aspect to give them a fabulous light and airy room with expanses of glazing bridging the gap between indoors and out. ‘The extension gave us the opportunity to put our own stamp on the house so we wanted to give it a contemporary feel as a contrast to the original period features in the original dwelling. For the kitchen design we wanted to continue this modern look with a fusion of contemporary and classic and liked the idea of a grey colour scheme.’

 

IKT AWARDS SUCCESS - David Wright receives lifetime achievement award at the IKT Awards 2016/17

Our founder David Wright received the lifetime achievement award at the Irish Kitchen Awards (IKT) which took place at Titanic Belfast recently. The criteria was the following. 'This award will be presented to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the Irish kitchen industry. They will have made a positive change to the kitchen market in Ireland through their vision and determination and are a role model for others to follow.'

STREAMLINED APPEAL - Latest kitchen from our Contemporary Collection

This kitchen is a very striking design piece.   Much time and effort has been put into the creation of various stud works to enhance the streamlined look of the cabinetry.   This stud work houses the tall bank of units which contain the fridge freezer and ovens, and is mirrored in the sink wall.  The units on the sink wall float above the floor, with the stud work piers continuing to the floor either side.  A grey glass mirror has been used for the splash back to give the room extra depth.   The studwork has been specified throughout to stop 50mm from the ceiling, to give a defining line around the circumference of it.   A shadow gap has been specified around the grey mirror splash back behind the sink, allowing for LED lighting to be integrated. This lighting effect is mirrored in the two tiered drop down ceiling bulkhead.

DYNAMICALLY DIFFERENT - Our latest kitchen feature in Ireland's leading kitchen magazine is from our Contemporary Collection

What started out as updating the exterior along with a couple of rooms soon turned into a large-scale project,’ says Barry.  ‘Eight months after moving in and living with the layout we inherited, we decided to give the whole house an overhaul, reconfiguring the layout to create our ideal open plan design.’

The layout of the previous kitchen was extremely impractical with the appliances, storage and prep space at opposite ends of the room and divided by a dining area in the middle. ‘It just wasn’t functional, especially as a family kitchen. There was no utility room so the washing machine and tumble dryer were housed in what was already a very busy kitchen. We wanted an efficient open plan contemporary scheme, in keeping with the linear look we’d planned for the rest of the house.’

TATLER INTERVIEW - Director Glen Wright inteviewed in Ulster Tatler

Everything from the future of kitcen design to the effect Brexit will have on business here was topic of conversation when Ulster Tatler interviewed Wrights Design House sharply dressed director Glen Wright.

BELFAST PAINTED - 50TH Anniversary Collection

This stunning kitchen had been design for the large contemporary extension of a detached period home. Tall fridges and chefs pantry have been wrapped with a bulkhead, and mirrored this stud work detail on the range cooker wall.  This brings a striking linear quality to the design, which had been complemented by ‘waterfall gabled’ Lagoon quartz on the island. A striking piece of Greccio marble behind the range cooker creates a striking focal point.

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