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CLASSIC DESIGN IN A GROUND FLOOR RENOVATION

10.2.20

Situated in a recently renovated town house, this faux in-frame kitchen project brief was to create a kitchen to complement the light and airy space that had been created by removing some internal walls. The owners wanted a traditional yet modern finish, so Alex from Alex Lee set about to create this Timeless design.

LIGHT AND AIRY

This recent kitchen project, by Alex Lee Kitchens in Rugby, was part of a major renovation to the downstairs of the property. Skylights and Crittall style windows were a fundamental element of the renovation to the ground floor of the property, allowing natural light to fill the room.

Alex Steel (head of design) commented, “the customer had very good product knowledge before starting and wanted something special.”

After working on his own design, the customer felt it was missing the wow factor; or at least felt it lacked the desired impact. The customer wished for a true in-frame kitchen but was limited to a strict budget. Alex suggested an alternative kitchen range that would keep costs in line with the customer’s requirements and also meet the expectations of the design.

Modern colours, like Luna and bespoke painted Steel Blue, combine with traditional timber shaker doors to create a truly timeless design.

USING OFF-THE-SHELF TO CREATE BESPOKE RESULTS

Running parallel to the island, the base and wall units are set into a false wall, thus creating a modern mantel. The false alcove emphasises the main cooking area and allows the larder units to sit flush with the wall. Pilasters have been used throughout the design to make furniture look like individual self-standing items, as opposed to a fitted kitchen.

Alex incorporated full height larders into this design, which meet the floor to give a more bespoke look. In addition to the beautiful feature island, design features like framing the larders and open shelving add to the grandeur of this project.

“For me, that kitchen is showcasing how a stock door product can be utilised to give great value but the appearance of a high-end kitchen. With some adjustments to cabinets as opposed to bespoke size doors, which is an easier product to amend.” – Alex

The customer wanted to incorporate a butcher’s block on the end of the island that had been in the family for many years. This sits beautifully with the overall product by framing it with modern components to match the rest of the kitchen.

BUDGET/SET DESIGN

Budget £24k

Furniture and Doors – Including, doors to floor, feature pilasters, pantry unit and internals, internal oak finish drawer fronts.

Stone Italiana Marmorea Arabesque – Premium Quartz Work Surface.

Neff Appliances including 2x Slide and Hide Pyrolytic Ovens (1 with Steam), Microwave Oven, Warming Drawer (All N70/ N90) Tall Fridge, Hob, Hood, Dishwasher.

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