This project created a warm yet bright and modern kitchen for the client in their forever home.
The project was in-depth and involved lots of trades and tasks to ensure we were able to give the client exactly what they wanted.
Once the old kitchen was removed there were lots of different tasks that needed to take place. The client had a window that went between the kitchen and the utility room that they wanted to be blocked up on the kitchen side, on the utility room side, they wanted it turned into a cupboard. We then had to skim the walls where the blockwork happened and where the tiles had been removed from the wall.
The old floorings were removed and new cabre-flooring and smooth compounds were put down before we started the installation. The plumber did the first fix plumbing work which included re-using the client’s water softener, but in a new position, and turning the radiator into a plinth heater.
The electrician installed 6 new white recess lights and installed the feed ready for plinth lights to be installed.
The kitchen was designed to be simple and neat with matching linear features between the oven housing and pan draws. The base units and oven housings are in Hacker’s Toronto Natural Vintage Oak whilst the wall units are in Hacker’s Laser Brilliant Crystal White.
Tall 900mm tall wall units were used as the client requested limited dead space above the wall units, which then becomes a dust trap. The client also wanted to maximise as much storage space as possible. Blaines used a tall oven housing so that the tops of the wall units and the oven housing all lined up. A frontal material infill panel was used on the ceiling to infill into the ceiling, this stopped the dust trap that the client was concerned about and also provided a nice finish to an undulating ceiling.
Blaines has the facility and ability to get carcasses manipulated and changed at the point of construction in the Hacker factory. We made use of this facility to have the corner wall unit changed and increased in size to allow the boiler to neatly hide in it.
The worktop was templated and then installed a week later, this is done by our fabricators who are specialists in Silestone and quartz-based worktops. The upstands, worktop, and windowsills are all the same colour to give a nice uniform professional finish.
In the utility room, we had a custom set of doors and door liners made for the hatch. These were all made to measure from the Hacker factory, and although it added a few extra weeks to complete this part of the project it was important that the doors were made to the precise measurements of the finished hatch. As this is beside the main through fare, handles may become a hazard for people to catch themself on, so to eliminate this our designer suggested push-to-open fittings.
The customer organised their own decorating once we had finished the second fix and then after the decorating, Blaines returned to install the floor.