The New York kitchen makes a perfect addition to this home. It has a subtle handleless style that features an integrated ‘j-pull’ handle that creates that modern “fuss-free” kitchen. The client loves the clean and effortless style that their new kitchen creates.
The client had recently moved into this brand new build property that still had the developer’s kitchen installed (the build was to advance for the customer to choose the kitchen when they purchased the property) After moving in and experiencing the current kitchen for a few weeks the client instantly knew that it was not right. It was too small, there was not enough worktop, it did not floor and the floor was not nice. Both the clients came and visited our designer to look at and discuss their future ideas.
To start the process the clients visited our Swaffham Showroom and saw the Princeton Indigo & Pearl Grey display. They fell in love with the colour! That was the hard part sorted, once a client has their heart set on a colour everything else can flow into place and this really was the case with this project. Our designer went to visit the client’s property and spent time listening and observing. It is important to really understand what the client is after, establishing what they want to gain from this project.
We had the colour sorted and very quickly into the visit New York was chosen. It fitted the needs and styles of the clients perfectly. The idea of creating a social area was high up the list of priorities as well as being able to hide away most of the day-to-day clutter of appliances. The client asked Blaines to install underfloor heating along the hallway and the kitchen, creating two zones with a wifi enabled thermostat so that even if the client is out shopping that can turn the floor temperature up. Once the mating was down Blaines then installed new porcelain floor tiles that create that seamless flow throughout the downstairs living area.
Different trades need to follow each other in an organized style. The electrician was first on-site to install extra ceiling lights and ensure the electrical feeds were all in the correct place for the appliances and the underfloor heating. After the electrician the plumber came in, the main stop cock was in the way and needed moving into the sink base unit, and the plumbing for the boiling tap and water softener needed installing. The water softener was to be installed in a tall larder meaning a little bit more thought was needed into the routing of the pipes.
The tiler then came in and laid all the flooring and grout, and then this was fully protected before the kitchen was delivered.
After the carpenter had done the full dry fit the Stone Masoners came and templated the kitchen worktop, island worktop, and upstands. The Silestone is a bespoke product cut and milled to exact specifications. Discussions happened around the style of the corners to make sure they were safe and curved as well as the amount of overhang on the front leading edges.
The final part of the project was to get the appliances second fixed. We used our German partners Blaupunkt Appliances, they come in a black steel effect and offer a 5-year guarantee. These were installed and then the decorator came in and gave everything a nice fresh coat of white paint.
We finished the project just as the client returned from a holiday, so as they walked in they had the smell of fresh paint and a very clean kitchen.