Brief: Complete refurbishment of a large family kitchen including removing a wall to make the kitchen, dining area and lounge open-plan.
Kitchen Model: Scavolini TESS
Time-scale: 8-10 weeks
The design process was slightly longer than usual, as this project was lengthier than the norm and relatively complex in so far as there were structural issues to be addressed – the widening of an existing arch and the complete removal of an internal supporting wall which required supporting in the basement.
The first stage was the building works which went well. While this was happening, we left the original kitchen in position so that the family had normal facilities for as long as possible.
Once our electricians had completed their first stage, our plasterer stepped in and gave everything a neat uniform skim.
Next was the painting, swiftly followed by the underfloor heating and porcelain floor tiles.
Now – the kitchen! By this point, the old kitchen had been removed and the lovely gloss lacquered Tess cabinetry began to take shape. Once Graeme was ready, the Corian worktop team took their templates.
Meanwhile, the electricians were connecting everything, and our team had moved into the lounge for a brief time to remove some long lengths of unwanted cornicing, giving the room a clean, modern feel.
A few days later, the Corian team were back to fit the Glacier White worktops.
Then there were a few days snagging – tweaking drawer alignments, making good some hallway flooring, retouching paintwork etc.
And then, finished. A homely, open plan, family cooking/dining/living space. Which, incidentally, you can see in the gallery of ‘Our Works’…