The overall finish and design is a delight. A very light-filled, user friendly kitchen with elegant touches and functionality that has delighted our clients.
The original kitchen was a U-Shaped kitchen with a high back panel with a raised timber bench top. Whilst this was on trend 17 years ago, it did restrict the social interaction. The clients decided they wanted to ‘open’ up the kitchen area more by installing an island bench; which is now one of the favourite features. The island encourages more of a social feel, where family and friends can gather and sit for hours.
They opted for the practicality of a stone bench again, this time going for a lighter fresher colour of ‘raw concrete’ by Caesarstone. It has more of a matt feel and texture and appears softer and more aesthetically appealing as well as endurable. A waterfall feature of 40mm stone has been applied to one end of the bench.
The design called for minimal handles, so tab handles were chosen which are very purposeful but creating a minimal effect.
Is now a two-drawer integrated dishwasher which suits the family needs efficiently.
Another of the favourite installations is the new 4-bin drawer. For the very environmentally aware clients, this means that the waste is minimised by having separate bins for: compost, recycle, plastic recycle and waste bins; right at their fingertips (under the sink).
Now incorporates the appliances, keeping them clear of the bench tops. The client admits the smaller pantry is actually more practical as ‘I can now see easily what I have, instead of things getting lost at the back of the shelves’. The pantry continues with external drawers below for easy access to other foodstuffs.
A silver painted glass splashback has replaced the old tiles for a more modern look and enhances the new larger window as the feature. The new window has no window sill for aesthetics and easy cleaning.
A black Pyrogranite undermount sink with a flick mixer black tap.