This kitchen in a 1960s farmhouse in Hinds near Ashburton needed bringing up to date and to function better. The old oven was crammed into a narrow space which didn't make cooking easy. We reconfigured the space to add extra storage and benchspace. The oven was moved to the centre of the new bench and a u-shape cabinet was added to give more room for worktops. The handle free cupboards above the oven add extra storage and the red splashback adds a touch of colour to the neutral colourscheme. The clients were delighted with their kitchen transformation and enjoy the improved functionality and more open spaces.