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It’s been another hectic week with yet another kitchen interior design project for Your Space Living. This time we travelled to the beautiful village of Chesterton, just outside of Bicester in Oxfordshire.
The kitchen in question has been designed for Mr and Mrs Sullivan. They have taken on a complete renovation project of thier bungalow they recently purchased. This extremely brave and resilient couple have lived in the centre of a building site for the last six months.
I began the design proposal in January 2013 after Mr and Mrs Sullivan had consulted several local kitchen suppliers. Unfortunately, the Sullivan’s were far from impressed by the designs they were presented by the other companies. Additionally, the quality of the furniture wan’t great. I still find it frustrating that in these troubled times, some kitchen suppliers offer such a poor service. Kitchens are expensive items and people will have to live with them for many years once they are installed. Care and attention should be taken to ensure that kitchen interior design projects meet the customers needs. To be successful in this industry, a “designer” must do so much more that stick a few units around a room and call it a “design”.
Mrs Sullivan had a clear picture of what she wanted. Traditional in her tastes and practical in her needs, I needed to incorporate maximum storage capacity. A breakfast bar was high on the list, as and the re-use of some of the appliances.
I came up with three layout designs and left Mrs Sullivan to discuss them with her husband. In the end, as is often the case, they ended up taking something from each design to create the final plan.
The furniture choice was a cream painted Windsor shaker door style with oak handles. The worktop was an Oak effect laminate. The Range cooker, with matching chimney hood, compliments the overall classic style. The final layout offers plenty of storage space whilst keeping the surface area of the worktops to a maximum.
The installation date was set for Saturday the 25 of May 2013. My two fantastic and very experienced fitters, Colin and Tom travelled from Llanelli, South Wales to Chesterton to get started.
The fit itself went very smoothly. Colin and Tom followed my plan to the letter. There were a couple of issues related to electrical points but these were quickly resolved and remedied. The installation itself was completed inside three very long days. Colin and Tom worked tirelessly in that time. They displayed real skill and craftsmanship in the process. Mr and Mrs Sullivan were very happy with the work ethic of both of them. They maintained a tidy work area and fitted every unit beautifully. Additionally, Colin’s plumbing skills ensured that the sink, tap and appliances were all in place and ready to use before he and Tom hit the road back to Llanelli.
Mr and Mrs Sullivan are still a little way off from finishing the whole house. Indeed, some elements of the kitchen, including tiles and some electrical work will remain unfinished for the time being.
All in all, everyone is very happy with this installation. Mr and Mrs Sullivan can finally move the microwave from the bedroom onto the brand new kitchen worktop. The end of their epic renovation project is close and Your Space Living have been very grateful to have been part of the journey.
Mr and Mrs Sullivan enjoying their first cuppa in their new kitchen.
Categories: kitchen design