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New Charles Rennie Mackintosh Shaker Kitchen Transforms Marlow Home

This was the scenario for Jackie, a good friend of KBS director Bob Baines.

When most people have a new kitchen fitted, they work on recommendation – but what happens when the recommended supplier is also a friend, could it potentially be a tricky situation? This was the scenario for Jackie, a good friend of KBS director Bob Baines.

“It was not really a problem,” says Jackie, “I was very confident in what KBS could do, as I knew the integrity behind the company. They’ve also survived for 30 years through difficult markets, which speaks volumes. I didn’t really have to think too hard when it came to the crunch.”

Research Pays Off
Before Jackie engaged KBS, she really did her research, which always helps the designer when it comes to interpreting what a client wants.

Tired of the out-dated kitchen she’d inherited on her move to the property, Jackie was looking for something much brighter, but stylish and timeless. After several months of scouring magazines and collecting clippings, she sat down with Bob to discuss plans. Just a few hours later, the kitchen was created on CAD design and Jackie was looking at her dream kitchen.

The Fit
With a planned fit time of 2 ½ weeks, there was much to do but everything went according to schedule, with no hitches. The layout stayed similar to the old kitchen along the main wall (under the window), with the addition of freezer space and larder unit on the opposite side.

And now Jackie is absolutely delighted with her new kitchen. In fact – on one day she had 7 visitors popping round for a look.

“I love it all she says. I’m just delighted how things have turned out. I couldn’t fault the process – from the fact Bob gave me a firm quote (not an estimate), through to the excellent project management and the fit – it’s all been an excellent experience.”

And with such praise, we’re delighted that Jackie is thrilled with her kitchen – not to mention the fact that the friendship has survived too!

Units: Dark cupboards and black work surfaces were ripped out – to be replaced with Charles Rennie Mackintosh shaker style units.
Colours: Units painted light blue, worktop in ‘white storm’, walls painted white.
Work surfaces: Silestone
Appliances: Jackie re-used her dishwasher and fridge. New products included Siemens built under double oven with induction hob and Elica cooker hood.
Flooring: Amtico Spacia flooring in Nordic Oak

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