A beautiful barn conversion gets a statement kitchen

When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, a minimalist dark grey look with clever storage can make a huge difference.

By Jennifer Turner | 7 December 2020

Opting for a sleek, modern contrast to the original features of this barn makes for a dramatic and stylish space. 


grey kitchen island and cabinets with stone wall

Image: Masterclass Kitchens

Considering a new kitchen? This magnificent and modern dark grey look combines a minimalist style with fantastic useability. Take a closer look…

A bold barn

Last year, Mr and Mrs Sanders embarked on a radical renovation of a barn they have lived in for 24 years in Bridgend, South Wales. The renovation saw all the internal walls stripped away and industrial touches added.

The new kitchen opens out into a dining and living area and has beautiful internal features that are sympathetic to the original long barn, making for a harmonious design.

interior of converted barn with piano and yellow sofa

Image: Masterclass Kitchens

Stripped back

Mr and Mrs Sanders had a very clear idea of the look and feel of the space that they wanted. After evaluating how they lived in the space, it was key to ensure the kitchen was completely integrated into the living and dining area.

Deciding on H Line Hampton Graphite by Masterclass Kitchens, Mr and Mrs Sanders found the exact answer to their brief – minimal and stealth-like. Keeping the kitchen feature-less and minimal allowed for a juxtaposition between the modern look of the furniture and the traditional look of the stone walls and exposed beams.