It’s not the size that matter, it’s the sighs…
Whatever size the room and whatever shape, one thing you can guarantee, Kingsey Kitchens & Interiors will get the best out of the available space.
More and more customers it seems are requesting extensions to house a larger kitchen/diner. Perhaps it’s a Brexit inspired economic worry, a desire to stay close to a school of choice or simply the cost of moving home that has encouraged more families to stay put. A small reduction in garden size can lead to a vastly increased living area.
Princes Risborough. This kitchen in Princes Risborough is one such example. With plans drawn up by Lynn Palmer Architects, a large extension to the rear and side of the property was built, replacing a conservatory and garage.
For years the owners had lived with somebody else’s kitchen. So the desire was for a large family pace with an impressively large island. She got it!
The room is a vast family room incorporating the kitchen (and its 3 metre island), dining table that its eight people and two sofas near the wall mounted television. It is a bright and airy environment. Light floods in from the six velux windows and bi-fold doors. The kitchen area benefits from strip, spot and hanging lights. The strip lights round the island conveniently throws light into the drawers when opened.
All drawers and cupboards are completely handle free, giving a smooth modern look. The kitchen features one of the latest Siemens flexinduction hobs with the revolutionary new integrated downward ventilation system, enabling even more possibilities for flexible kitchen design.
Along the side wall are housed a wine fridge, dishwasher and larger than normal sink with a hot tap. The tea and coffee making facilities are tucked neatly away in the top cabinet just above. This left a large space to use along the back wall. Featured here are a large larder fridge, a Siemens full size single oven incorporating many cooking features, teamed with a combination oven and microwave. Next to this sits a pull-out larder for storage.
Kingsey Kitchens loves to sort out tricky spaces so when faced with a huge original chimney breast which couldn’t be removed as it was used in the lounge on the other side of the wall, our imaginative designers turned it into three bespoke shallower than normal storage cupboards. This way many kitchen items can be stored but still seen clearly and accessed easily. A further pull out larder comes just before the integrated freezer. There is a less expensive way to increase the size of and improve the ergonomics of your kitchen as this job in Wellington Street, Thame proves.
The customer’s kitchen was looking tired and a little dark and cramped. The solution? Create more space and light by knocking down an existing interior wall (actually two walls). It is quite a transformation and no planning permission required, just building regulations. The increased space meant the customer could have a large central island.
Another request was for a large traditional style larder. These larders are proving very popular, as are baking cupboards. They are like a mini kitchen within a kitchen. The electrics, plumbing, food storage, toasters and mixers can be kept all in one place. The owner of this property wanted to keep her beautiful Rangemaster oven and fridge freezer so Kingsey designed and built her kitchen to fit the existing appliances with a style of finish to suit the age of the property. A great mix of the modern/practical and traditional look.
Because Kingsey Kitchens & Interiors designs are bespoke and all made on site, the possibilities for your kitchen are endless.
They can even help with planning applications, drawings and building regulations. Now there’s a sigh of relief.