The Client Brief
Choosing the flooring for your new kitchen probably isn’t the first thing you think about (most people go for worktops and units first). But when your customer is an Amtico flooring expert we knew it was going to be a bold design feature, and this really focussed our attention at the planning stage.
Now a flooring specialist, the owner of this beautiful kitchen used to be a chef, so was exacting in the specification for high functioning cooking appliances, whilst his petite wife had her own requirements for ensuring that the kitchen met her needs too, with every inch accessible.
The design needed to accommodate both of their requirements, be beautiful and be an asset to the value of their home.
Having seen the final few ideas for the flooring, we worked through the kitchen design from the ground up, to ensure that it was a strong feature in the design. And, with a consideration for height being on the couple’s check list, we decided to get one of the issues out of the way at the beginning and designed the kitchen with no wall hung cupboards.
Taking away the wall cupboards gave us a really clean line to work with, and a spacious feel. We emphasised the feeling of space by installing light reflective Schuller Unigloss units in Crystal Grey. Hard-working, yet luxurious light grey 30ml quartz worktop sourced locally from Cheshire Marble were heaved into place, the colour chosen to perfectly complement the final choice of tiled Amtico flooring.
The couple knew they wanted the sink area to have both convenience and eco credentials. Their choice of a Quooker instant boiling tap ticked both boxes, reducing the time spent boiling kettle and pans significantly.
Sinks are sometimes an afterthought, but not here. The Alu Metallic Silgranite sink from Blanco was selected not only for its sleek design credentials, but also for its anti-stain and super hygienic features, ideal to reducing cleaning time and the need for harsh cleaning products.
The clever use of a tilted extractor fan ensures that the beautiful flooring was seen more than just at ground level as its reflection is picture perfect at eye level from the shiny Neff extractor fan and other appliances.
The Neff twist pad fire induction hob makes light work of cooking. By using a different arrangement of induction coils to cover a wider area, an entire zone can be activated and pans placed anywhere within that zone will receive instant heat. Clever cooking!
Finally, because the Neff Slide and Hide door disappears into the oven casing on opening, we arranged this oven to sit on top of the combi oven, allowing a shorter frame to access both ovens easily without the inconvenience of a door in the way.
And, with a six-year installation warranty from our KBSA membership our customers are super happy!
If you have an idea for a feature in your kitchen, or special requirements you would love to accommodate in your kitchen speak to us. Our experienced designers love bringing your passion to life.
Visit us at our showroom at 4 Gorsey Lane, Warrington or call 01925 636997 to make a no obligation appointment.