Probably one of the most involved kitchen installations we have been involved in.
This kitchen is a painted shaker style in two tone with a scattering of luxury appliances from Fisher & Paykel. The American Fridge Freezer is the first level finish large fridge we have fitted, with too a hidden fridge/freezer drawer and two drawer stainless steel dishwasher. We included remote control lighting features to change the mood and the glass splash backs reflect light from the windows. This job was larger than just what you see here, walls were moved and large structural work was undertaken to deliver a kitchen on par with the property.
The design process is a very important thing, this kitchen was nearly two years in the making.
The end result was to modernise the property without going too far. The two tone matt finish handleless kitchen incorporates lots of internal storage solutions whilst not looking too heavy for the space. A matching utility was added and for a little fun the ceiling extraction box incorporates colour changing lighting. Most importantly for this client was finish and quality of the materials used.
This kitchen started as a replacement like for like, but the lack of light made us question if increasing the space would improve lighting and the way the space is used.
This then became a much larger job as we could then include a utility, larder, seating area and kitchen. The clients like to entertain so the new plan presented made this an entertaining area. With any older property you can uncover years of bad workmanship and this was no different. The kitchen being a painted shaker was matched with an end seating system we created as you could not buy something to fit. This was a demonstration of some good ideas with a client who sees our vision trusting us to deliver.
Presented with a tiny space any client has a long list of what that space needs to be and this was no exception.
By using the same colour, limiting different materials and being clutter free this kitchen looks a lot bigger than it really is. Storage is key and everything has its space leaving worktops clear for food prep. Lighting was also important so this was broken down to give different moods through ceiling or shelf lighting. Appliances are Neff and the worktop a pure while Silestone 30mm countertop finished with glass splash backs which the client uses to leave messages and notes on for the family.
What impressed me most, in addition to their great skills and workmanship, was the attitude of the whole team.