Sarah Beeny, Kitchens
Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall was the star of two Channel 4 documentaries, chronicling the restoration of this 97-room mansion in East Yorkshire, now rated as one of the North East’s finest wedding and conference venues.
Sarah and husband Graham’s passion for Britain’s heritage and their attention to design detail are evident throughout, as is their use of functional and sympathetic new materials like our distinctive quartz, granite, recycled glass and mosaic surfaces.
For this phase, we refaced the countertops in the hall’s Butler’s Pantry, which is used by long-term guests and features a self-catering private kitchen facility for wedding parties. The original stone floor was retained in this high traffic area and our tough, luxurious Sachi granite finish was overlaid onto worktops and extended upwards as grease-resistant splashbacks and oven surrounds. Simple white shaker-style doors grace the cabinets, transforming the space into a relaxing yet purposeful breakout area for guests.
Custodian and curator Helen Davies and her partner, Estate Manager Craig, live on-site and manage the day-to-day activities of the house, wedding venue and grounds. Sarah has transformed what was formerly her sister Caroline’s kitchen into elegant living quarters for the pair and their dog Percy. A sizeable corner of the room has been converted into smart, plumbed-in kitchen space, complete with sink, fridge, microwave oven, base and wall units.
Our newly-installed Black Diamond recycled glass work surfaces and full-height splashbacks tone with the marble-effect fireplace, creating a corner of restrained style. White cabinets team with the room’s main walls and doors to minimise the visual impact, whilst looking smart and clean.