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KBS Deliver the Perfect Family Kitchen

However, this wasn’t the case for Louise and Martin Adams. The discovery of long-established leaking water into their kitchen forced them into action, with precious little time to spare.

“It’s when one of the floor tiles popped up that I first noticed,” says Louise. “Then, on further investigation we saw the base of the units were raised too. It turned out that the washing machine had slowly been leaking for several months, and the units were actually flooded.”

Without much time to plan, the couple began the search for a good kitchen company. They visited several in the area, but eventually chose KBS as they ‘clicked’ with designer Sue, and loved her ideas above the others.

Because of the lack of time, they left much of the planning to Sue, stipulating just three things – they wanted a larder cupboard, a hot tap and a wine rack. The rest was to be presented to them in the design stage.

“Sue came up trumps,” says Louise. “We loved her suggestions, and she did really well to please both of us. I’m more of a traditionalist than Martin. When we put our previous kitchen in 12 years ago, most of it was down to me. This time, I had to let Martin’s preference for modern themes come through. But I absolutely love what Sue created for us.”

KBS came in and the work was completed within 3 weeks, with no major issues. Units were torn out, the flooring taken up, and a small wall knocked through to open up the space between the kitchen and the conservatory.

“We were thrilled,” says Louise. “The kitchen runs through into a conservatory beautifully now, and it’s created even more of a family room that we had. It’s light, and stylish and we love being in here. We can’t thank Sue enough for turning a traumatic event into a hugely positive one.”

The Look
Units – painted Edwardian ivory base units and Sage grey wall units.

Worktops – Silestone worktops with flush sink made from matching Silestone.
Sharks fin worktop edge detail to break up the straight lines.
Curved base units and wall units with curved cornice and light pelmet.
Lighting: Plinth lighting and below-wall units.
Hardware: Quooker Fusion boiling tap.
White Goods: Integrated dishwasher and washing machine from Siemens.
Existing range cooker.
Floor & Walls: Tiled by KBS. Sage green brick tile on the walls. Silestone splashback behind the range and Aux Blanc for the floor.

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