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Kitchen Transformation for a Growing Family

The family had used KBS to fit a kitchen previously, so were familiar with our ways of working and the range of products. And we, in turn, were delighted to work again with Sasha, who is an interior-designer herself. Having vision and clear ideas always helps us to draw up plans that much more quickly!

Sasha and her husband Marcus were planning an extension to their property. This would incorporate extra space for her teenage son Alex and his friends to hide away, separate from the main kitchen area. The idea was also to re-orientate the kitchen to make more of the garden views.

On the initial visit, we viewed the plans, discussed the couple’s ideas and drew up an initial design. This was then tweaked to allow for things like a bigger central island, and different use of cupboard space. Once agreed, we then discussed the look of the kitchen and the materials to be supplied. Labour was divided, we did the complete fit and appliance installation, whilst Sasha used her own fitters for the flooring, wall preparation and first fix of electrics.

Sasha says: “I’ve recommended Sue to many of my friends, as we are just so happy with the service she provides. From concept and planning through to the end product, I can’t fault the company. And of course, we love the finished product. We couldn’t be happier.”

The Look:
The couple had always used the kitchen as the hub of the home, as they are very keen on entertaining. The new look is as follows:

Systemat – Grey acacia with lacquered cashmere (handleless)

Worksurfaces: Silestone 2cm Blanco Zeus worktops with drop ends
to the island and hob run. (This means the worktop has a mitred edge that drops down to the floor using the same material).

Mirrored plinths under the cupboards to reflect off the flooring and give a ‘floating’ effect.
Upstands are 200mm high with sockets in them
Walls are bronze mirror – this ‘bounces back’ the garden views, depending on the angle of viewing.
Integral Silestone bowls x 2
Pull-out waste bins for recycling
Concealed drawers within the pan units.

Siemens combi steam oven
Siemens combi Microwave
2 x single ovens
Fisher and Paykel French-style fridge freezer ( water + ice)
Quooker boiling tap
Siemens induction hob
Elica Fantasia extractor
Siemens integrated dishwasher

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