As much as we love designing new kitchens from scratch, sometimes the most dramatic transformations come from working with what you’ve got!
We specialise in designing special new spaces that reflect your taste and change the way you live. However, a lot of our work comes from kitchen what we call ‘Kitchen Transformations’, effectively these are low cost refurbishments. Whether it is simply replacing laminate worktops with smart new quartz tops, or replacement doors- no project is too big, or too small.
Sometimes we fall out of love with our kitchens, or sometimes they were chosen by a previous owner and have never been to our taste. Either way, it’s possible to alter the look without breaking the bank.
A recent project in Holywood was home to Mary. She has lived in her house for eleven years, but inherited her kitchen from the previous owners. She loves to bake, and spends most of her time in the kitchen cooking for friends and family, however she has always hated her kitchen!
Mary’s kitchen was physically sound, made from good quality cabinets and a superior laminate door. However she has never liked the colour scheme, handles or the wood worktop.
One of her biggest issues was the maintenance of the wood top, as it had started to show signs of wear around the sink and hob. Mary’s original brief was to simply change the worktops from wood to Quartz.
However after our initial consultation, it was clear that there were a number of possible changes we could make to the space without spending a fortune.
We established three main issues. The doors & worktops, the dresser wall and the floor. Whilst the doors were not to Mary’s taste, to keep costs down we decided to have the doors sprayed by a specialist in elegant cashmere. Silica White Quartz tops replaced the wooden worktops, and a streamlined under-mount sink replaced the original stainless steel bowl.
The dresser area was jumbled, with cabinets at different heights and depths. Mary loves to entertain, and has a lot of different dishes and plates. One of the key issues was the lack of storage space for wine bottles, glassware and serveware. The whole area was redesigned, with drawers added to store crockery, glass cabinets for stemware and new lighting. The new look is both practical and beautiful.