A bespoke furniture manufacturer has created two spectacular kitchens using Valchromat, the innovative and award-winning engineered fibreboard which is exclusively available in the UK through James Latham.
Sheffield based Kerf Works were commissioned by twin brothers, Nik and Jon Daughtry, to design and install the kitchens in their near identical family homes which are also next door to each other and were created from scratch after the pair realised their dream of building their own homes on the dilapidated industrial site of a former corn mill. They have won a top design award and recently featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.
In total, 58 sheets of Dark Grey, Black and Yellow Valchromat were used in the two kitchens, all treated with a clear lacquer. Nik’s kitchen features a long run of tall black units as well as housing larder units which were made using Black Valchromat.
On the opposite wall there is bank of low black units, also produced from Valchromat, some drawered and some doors. This includes a striking black up stand, housing some surface mounted electrical points.
In the middle of the room there is a large, high-impact, bright yellow island which has also been made using Valchromat, and this has been covered with a ceramic coated stainless-steel worktop. This has the hob, sink, dishwasher and lots of storage, making a fantastic centre piece.
In Jon’s kitchen, which uses Dark Grey Valchromat, the contemporary handles are designed to be in the carcasses rather than the doors or drawer fronts. Also manufactured from Valchromat, the symmetrical tall units include a fridge, freezer, two drawered larder units and a pair of microwave and convection ovens in the centre.
Available in 10 striking and vibrant colours, Valchromat is completely unique, in that the colour runs throughout the entire board, enabling almost limitless decorative applications. Valchromat also boasts a number of time and cost saving features and benefits; It’s easy and quick to finish as there is no edging required, it's UV resistant, non- toxic and load resistant. Plus, scratches and marks on the finished product go largely unnoticed because the colour runs evenly throughout the board.
Plus, all the wood used is FSC® certified and is sourced from forest waste, residue from timber mills, pine and recycled pine. Valchromat is available in the following board sizes; 2500mm x 1850mm/1250mm and in 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 30mm thicknesses.