The Crombies' Country-Chic Retreat

The Crombie family wanted to revitalise their home during lockdown by switching their oversized living room with their small, unloved kitchen. Their newly open-plan kitchen-diner boasts a contemporary design with multi-functional features that are both practical and elegant. Their cramped kitchen was transformed into a chic and sociable retreat - with room for all the family to enjoy.
Kitchen model
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Kitchen range
Dunham Midnight & Dove Grey
Elegant & Contemporary take on Traditional
Total cost

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Kitchen Model




Dunham Midnight

Dove Grey

Dunham Dove Grey
Silestone Worktop

Classic White

A natural and durable worktop material, composed of over 90% natural quartz crystal. Silestone is available in many colours to match your style and is also non-porous, scratch resistant and easy to clean, making it an elegant choice for your kitchen. And because it comes with a 25 year limited manufacturer’s warranty you can be sure it’ll stay that way.
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Double Oven

AEG DCK731110M

AEG DCK731110M
Touch Control Hob

AEG Iae84411fb

There are more exciting things to do than watching water boil. Let the SenseBoil® induction hob assist. It detects rising bubbles and automatically reduces to a low simmer. No more constant monitoring. So the focus can be on what matters most. Fine-tuning those flavours. Mastering that menu.

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Brushed Nickel

A simple yet striking traditional Brushed Nickel knob handle.

Brushed Steel Knob

What was your main focus when designing your kitchen?
We wanted a family-friendly kitchen with a modern design and spacious feel. We wanted to work with the natural light that organically flows through the window so a design that could champion this was our goal. We also wanted to invest in the space we had, rather than spend money on a disruptive extension.

Which of our services did you get the most out of?
We loved having our own designer, Kim, who produced amazing designs of our new kitchen – bringing our vision to life.

How has Magnet transformed your space?
Magnet transformed our outdated living room into the open-plan, modern, country-kitchen we’ve always wanted! It’s truly the heart of our home and a real family hub.

How was the installation process?
The team at Magnet were amazing when it came to installation - everything was delivered and installed safely and securely during the lockdown, in keeping with Government guidelines.

“We’re so glad we reconsidered our plans for an extension as we managed to make the most of the space we had through beautiful, purposeful design. Magnet made this an easy task and we now have a stunning kitchen that will stand the test of time.”
Laura Crombie
Kitchen buyer

The story

Laura and Rian Crombies’ kitchen transformation combined a carefully crafted design alongside an elegant colour palette to produce a magnificent and practical, country-chic retreat.

After deciding against their initial plans to spend £30,000 on a grand kitchen extension, the Crombies decided instead to invest in their current space as they spent more time at home. By switching their oversized lounge with their compact kitchen, the team at Magnet brought their vision to life. The Crombies’ old kitchen became a cosy formal lounge, and we transformed their unloved lounge area into the open-plan kitchen-diner that they had always dreamed of.

Laura, whose vision it was to own an elegant, yet family-friendly kitchen, wanted the space to adopt a more suitable and practical layout. We achieved this through the implementation of a large kitchen island and an open plan dining area, opting for multi-functional storage units to maximise the space. This allowed more flexibility for the family to socialise and for their daughter Ruby to play.

The Crombies opted for dual-toned Shaker units alongside classic Quartz worktops, giving the kitchen a modern twist on a traditional design. This further amplified the country-chic feel that they had envisioned.

Magnet’s expert designers ensured that quality was of top priority throughout, from the initial intricate designs to the expert installation, making the Crombies’ dream a reality.

About this kitchen

Designer and Store

Kim Edginton, Worcestershire

Kitchen size



U-Shaped Kitchen with Island

Cabinet style