Our clients were a family of 5 who had purchased a traditional 2 story sandstone property in Bothwell in August 2018. They undertook a full renovation project which involved adding a 2-story extension to the rear of the building. This extension became the large open plan kitchen, living and dining area which we transformed for them.
When meeting the client at first the original brief was very different from the finished design concept. The client’s initial idea was to design and install a traditional kitchen with chimney detail and hand painted wood veneer doors. After first presentation and conversation with the client, we quickly established that they preferred the modern and bold feel to design and colours etc. This took the kitchen design in a completely new direction and we designed the space in the Nolte Matrix Art handle less system. They decided on an eye-catching mixture of matte black doors with a gold edge detail and on the power bank a contrasting gold leather effect door framed in black. The worktop was kept simple in black Domoos Dekton, the dark colour created great visual impact and enhanced the brass detailing of the tap and bronze in the mirror.
The tall power bank which housed the main ovens brought the whole project to life. We contrasted the matt black Flair door with the Nappa 3D lacquered Leather effect door in Inca Gold. This complimented the brass edging on the Flair door perfectly. The bold mixture of Black and Gold was an exciting and unique colour palette which allowed the client to pair traditional ceiling details and light fittings. This gave the perfect balance of the traditional style they had originally liked with the modern style they ended up falling in love with. The colours and textures this client chose created a bold statement for a house of this age and style. It’s not often we get daring clients who are open to so many different ideas, they were so refreshing to work with. We proposed dipping the original chrome Quooker tap, using Yardley Bespoke we were able to create this totally unique brass tap as Quooker didn’t offer this product at the time. The project was a real mix of high and mid-range products enhanced by the small touches of gold which really brought this project to life and made it stand out as one of the best we have produced to date. The client finalised and purchased the kitchen in December 2018, although through planning constraints and other areas of the build holding up progress, the project wasn’t completed until October 2019.