As part of a total house renovation, Christopher Barrat extended the footprint of his home to incorporate his new kitchen. Great design lead him to Habitat.

Hob in fitted kitchen with colourful dinnerware


We had planned for the kitchen to be on the opposite side of the space, which has a limited ceiling height and we were drawn to the varying wall cupboard heights that Habitat offered. As it turned out, we needed to rethink our layout and stayed with Habitat as we really liked their designs. The reality was that we were working to a budget but, similarly, we wanted a kitchen that was reputable and upmarket enough without splashing the cash.


We bought our Victorian terraced house in Brixton a couple of years ago and completely gutted it. The original footprint was pretty classic with the kitchen at the rear of the property and a side return to the garden. We filled this in and extended it to form the new kitchen space.

Habitat fitted kitchen in Brixton


One of the other things that really attracted us was the stainless steel work surface that Habitat could supply. It had proved quite a difficult thing to source - the whole surface is one solid piece, including the sink and a recessed drainer - and using Habitat meant we could have it as part of the total package rather than outsourcing it independently. It has turned out to be one of my favourite features of the kitchen.

Orange mug, white and blue mug and pale blue mug
Sink with tea towel and draining board


Using Habitat allowed us to be quite creative in designing the space, colour scheme, choice of materials and so on; a part of the design process that we, personally, are interested in.

Habitat fitted kitchen in Brixton with stainless steel work surface