This unique Catford Kitchen Installation occurred because we recently carried out a bathroom refurbishment for this client.
We were instructed to fully refurbish their large kitchen space in a substantial Victorian Villa property. The existing kitchen was old, tired and sported a huge American style fridge freezer which overpowered the kitchen.
We drew up plans for the kitchen showing the removal of this and the installation of a much slimmer, fully integrated replacement fridge within a dedicated housing. However, the client wasn’t 100% sure about our proposal. So after a few phone calls to a previously satisfied customer, we arranged for them to visit a current job where the kitchen was both exact in size and in our proposed new layout.
It also helped that the house in question was a near mirror identical layout to their own home. Within a few minutes of arriving, they were sold on our design proposal.
Work commenced with the complete removal of the existing kitchen and legacy laminate flooring. We had already been tasked with adding additional radiators to what was previously a cold kitchen space. Once our heating engineer Tony had attended the property, it became apparent that it was not just the undersized radiators that were the cause of the cold kitchen space.
Further investigation led to us finding an undersized central heating pump and blocked pipework. All of which were resolved before installing new radiators and closing the floor in advance of the new flooring installation.
The customer even commented that the heating had never worked so well in the previous 25 years they’d lived in the property.
The customer opted for a Crown Imperial Furore Mid Grey High Gloss handle-less unit option on silver carcasses.
These were matched with Blum Polar Silver Legrabox drawer boxes for a truly coordinated interior finish. Worktops came in Samsung Radianz Kulon Ink composite quartz together with an under-mount sink and drainer groove installation.
Appliances for this kitchen came from Samsung and included the following; Pyrolytic Dual Flex Single Oven, Combination Oven Microwave, 4 Burner Gas Black glass hob and Samsung’s market-leading fully integrated fridge freezer complete with digital inverter technology.
We were also tasked with making a fatigued chimney breast cupboard/larder unit look more inviting. This was achieved with the specification of bespoke furniture kitchen matching doors. The existing tired and warped internal shelving was replaced with sturdy 30mm solid oak shelving, capable of taking the heaviest loads as needed.
The previously plyed and latex screeded floor was then tiled in Polyflor Camaro Boardwalk random width oak effect planked vinyl tiles. These perfectly accentuated the grey hue of the kitchen doors.
The customer was keen to keep the existing kitchen ceiling finish and with no access from above. The previously poor and inadequate kitchen lighting issue was resolved. This was made possible with the installation of both LED surface mounted tracks and spotlights.
We also added Sensio Arcade warm white under cabinet lighting to make the space a lot more inviting.
Memories can come from the most peculiar of places. On the clients recent trip to Mexico, they came across some unique wall tiles depicting “Dia De Los Muertos”. They wanted to incorporate this look within their new kitchen space.
Unbelievably they were able to source these tiles from a retailer based in Glasgow. Now came the job of laying the wall tiles that were random in both size and thickness. Which, whilst giving a genuinely handmade look, also made them extremely difficult to install.
After several dry run layouts and checking with the client where specific tiles had to be laid, the tiling works were completed. We feel it gave the kitchen a really unique finish.
Overall another satisfied customer and a job were completed just in time for the Christmas festivities.