This was our opportunity to work with a client to transform a tired and dated kitchen in a period property with an awkwardly spaced layout. This project’s brief was to design a kitchen that incorporated modern cooking and refrigeration appliances whilst being housed within a traditional shaker style kitchen. Given the client’s attention to detail and requirements for one sole company to carry out all required works, he located our services on the Which Trusted Trader website.
After much deliberation and thought, we arranged for the customer to visit a recently completed project where we had fitted a Crown kitchen similar to the client’s initial ideas. This was also an ideal time to show the other works we carry out during the modern-day kitchen installation. After this visit they opted for Crown Midsomer Shaker Painted Oak in a Cashmere finish. This was enhanced with Crown’s range of pewter gothic style cast iron handles.
As outlined within the brief scoping phase, the client was also keen to incorporate a large seating area and to maximise worktop preparation space at the same time. Being an older style period property, despite the boiler being sited in the kitchen, there were no radiators in the kitchen area itself. As part of the re-design, we incorporated KickSpace heater units which work directly from the central heating system. This involved creating an entirely separate central heating circuit that could be independently controlled from the rest of the house.
There was an intricately papered and corniced ceiling within the existing kitchen setup that the client wanted to keep in the new design. However, a lack of lighting was an issue we were tasked with resolving. This was achieved with the intelligent positioning of ceiling surface-mounted track lighting picking up to the existing pendant supplies and additional drop pendant lighting over the breakfast bar area.
As outlined within the brief, maximising storage was an essential client requirement. So we incorporated a traditional double door pantry unit complete with pull out spice racks, plate racks, wine racks and butler trays. The finished pantry unit was given the wow factor with the addition of built-in automated Sensio lighting. Pan drawer units were used wherever possible to provide easy access to storage solutions. An integrated Wesco recycling waste unit was cleverly hidden in a base cupboard to keep all modern-day rubbish neatly hidden.
A full range of Samsung built-in appliances was requested by the client. These included; single pyrolytic Dual Cook/Dual Flex oven, combination microwave/oven, warming drawer, 70/30 split frost free integrated fridge freezer, Virtual Flame 80cm induction hob and lastly a 60cm integrated dishwasher.