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A Family Kitchen

In total she saw around three companies, but chose KBS after meeting designer Sue at the showroom.

“It was lovely to meet someone who really understood what I needed,” says Anuja. “She definitely provided me with the most sensible advice and her experience and friendly, down-to-earth approach was a refreshing change from some of the other companies I’d approached.”

Anuja and husband Harsh were looking to extend initially, with the builders engaged to knock out the kitchen and re-build, and the chosen kitchen specialist providing the design and fit.

“I had an idea of the type of design I wanted, but as for things like worktops, doors, colour schemes and layout, I really needed some guidance,” she says. “My previous kitchen hadn’t ‘worked’ at all well for me. Everything was out of alignment, so the new one needed to be more functional in its layout, and more aesthetically pleasing too.”

Together, Anuja and Sue planned to this specification. The focal point was to be a large central island with a hob, and a breakfast bar at one end. Once the layout was agreed, there were many discussions about style, finish, colour and worksurfaces.

“I did keep changing my mind, but Sue was always very patient and helpful along the way,” says Anuja. “I was tempted initially by high gloss German kitchens, but ultimately chose something that won’t date. I’ve gone for simple clean lines and style over the current trends & fashion.”

And the result? A spacious family-orientated kitchen that’s extremely functional but beautiful. “We love it,” says Anuja. “It’s a pleasure to use, and a fabulous space for entertaining. I couldn’t have asked for more.”

Get the look
Colour – Neutrals
Island – central hob/breakfast bar/wood finish on island
Units – White matt colour
Worksurfaces – White Quartz ( Silestone )
Slim integrated handles throughout

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